As Aflac expands its business into diverse communities, our challenge is also to expand the business opportunities we offer to diverse suppliers. It’s important to understand that the economic enrichment of these various communities through business development is necessary to maintain our company’s and our nation’s competitiveness and growth. If we want these communities to do business with us, we must do business with them.
Aflac is an active participant in initiatives that support the development of minority-, woman- and veteran-owned business enterprises and their economic development. We maintain corporate memberships and provide sponsorships to the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Georgia Women’s Business Council (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council [WBENC] affiliate), the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), the Latin American Chamber of Commerce (LACC), the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) and the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).
In an effort to ensure supplier data is accessible within the company as well as outside the organization, suppliers may add their information to Ariba Discovery to have their products or services viewable by Aflac and other Ariba customers.