For most companies today, having a supplier diversity program is not only "the right thing to do," it's an imperative. Changing demographics and customer mandates have led to the realization that supplier diversity is more than a social responsibility - it's a strong driver of business value.
Supplier diversity is a key focus at CHEP. We aim to be our customers' supplier of choice, to utilize diverse suppliers within our supply chain and to bring value to our customers by helping them create and enhance their own supplier diversity programs. We believe the success of a supplier diversity culture, which strengthens your company's relationship with women - and minority-owned businesses, adds to your success and to that of the communities and customers we serve.
Over the years, we've committed substantial resources to implementing our world-class supplier diversity program, increasing our spending by over $60 million since 2010. By 2017, it's projected we'll spend in excess of $100 million with diverse suppliers. As a result, we've gained extensive experience and learning. And we've developed offerings we can share with you, your customers and your suppliers to help you achieve - and surpass - your supplier diversity goals. To help your business relationships with retailers. To help you build brand preference with consumers. And to help you positively influence your suppliers and the communities we serve.