Aflac Named Among the 50 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity
Insurer has appeared among Hispanic Enterprise's best companies for supplier
diversity since 2005
COLUMBUS, Ga., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated has been named
to the Top 50 Corporations for supplier diversity list by Hispanic Enterprise
magazine. The February/March issue highlights a complete list of companies
receiving this honor.
"We understand the importance of a diverse supplier base and are committed
to the economic prosperity in multi-cultural communities," said Alfred
Blackmar, vice president of Facilities Support at Aflac. "Our mission is to
continue to develop processes and procedures that provide easy, efficient and
accountable access for certified minority-owned businesses."
Over the past few years, Aflac has significantly increased spending on its
supplier diversity program to include advances in educational training for
minority vendors. Since the inception of the program in 2003, Aflac has
surpassed the $100 million mark in spending with minority- and women-owned
Hispanic Enterprise magazine evaluated each company's procurement
opportunities to minority-owned businesses including tools and resources
allocated to improve supplier-customer relationship and development of
comprehensive supplier programs through mentorship, training, networking
meetings and other incentives.
Latina Style magazine recently named Aflac as one of the 50 Best Companies
for Latinas to work for in the United States for the eighth year in a row.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven years and in Fortune magazine's list of the
100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive years. Aflac has
also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the Top
50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the 100
Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500
company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find
out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com .
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