For Anthem it is important to do business with suppliers who represent the diversity of our consumers and the people we serve. By developing strong community partnerships we continue to expand our supply base and improve the economic health of our communities.
Through our supplier diversity program, we are dedicated to working, whenever possible, with businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, service-disabled veterans, members of the LGBT community, and people with disabilities. We strive to involve diverse suppliers in every bidding opportunity and are focused on ensuring that the program continues to grow.
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Anthem is proud to play a significant role in creating and sustaining economic development opportunities for diverse suppliers through these memberships and sponsorships and through our support of scholarships to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“We recognize the importance of creating a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our members and prospective members. Our goal is to continue raising the supplier diversity bar and maintaining a brand that reflects best-in-class practices and outcomes.”
Staff Vice President, Supplier Diversity
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Year-over-year, Anthem has exceeded its goals. Anthem has consistently ranked on the the list of DiversityInc Top Companies for Supplier Diversity nationally and among all industries. Our Supplier Diversity program is clearly aligned with our corporate objectives, enhances our brand and is an integral part of our business approach and planning throughout the enterprise.
“Anthem’s supplier diversity initiative provides tremendous value to our organization by securing revenue and helping to grow and retain membership, enhance brand recognition and solidify important community partnerships. Supplier diversity is imperative to our overall strategy and achieving our financial and operational commitments. By utilizing a diverse pool of suppliers, we are ensuring we engage the best and brightest and continually challenge the status quo to meet the needs of our members and the communities we serve.”
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Anthem, Inc.
Supplier Diversity Executive Sponsor
Anthem has been recognized by DiversityInc
as a Top Company for Supplier Diversity.
“Supplier diversity is an important part of Anthem's strategy and reflects our commitment to the diversity of our more than 38 million members nationwide. By actively seeking out a diverse pool of suppliers, we create an environment where the best ideas, products, and solutions rise to the top. By actively seeking out a diverse pool of suppliers, we create an environment where the best ideas, products, and solutions rise to the top. This continued effort of committing to diversity creates more affordable products and services, strengthens our connection to the local communities we serve, and empowers our members to lead healthier lives.”
Joseph R. Swedish
Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer,
Supplier Diversity Statement of Commitment