Why we should celebrate supplier diversity recognise supply diversity leaders for supporting 1.3 million jobs and $104bn in wages, a SaaS provider of supplier diversity and ESG data and management solutions, has released its 2023 Supplier Diversity Economic Impact report, which highlights its network’s significant impact on job creation and economic growth through small and diverse business spend. The report also launches its inaugural Supply Chain Diversity Excellence Awards, which celebrates this year’s leaders such as CVS Health and Constellation Energy.

Supporting supplier diversity 

"Responsible sourcing is a competitive differentiator, which is why 97% of enterprise executives continue to support supplier diversity programs,” said Aylin Basom, CEO of “By investing in small and diverse suppliers, companies are not only fostering innovation and enhancing their supply chain competitiveness, but also effectively reducing risks and costs. Most importantly, it enables businesses to support their communities and fuel economic growth. Our Supply Chain Diversity Excellence Award is a recognition of the organisations that demonstrate significant commitment to enriching the global marketplace through inclusive procurement strategies.”

The companies within’s 2023 Economic Impact report – including the Supply Chain Diversity Leaders – collectively generated over 1.3 million jobs, $104 billion in income, and $31.4 billion in tax revenue to the global economy through small and diverse spending last year.

Diverse spending across sectors 

The Supply Chain Diversity Leaders include companies across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, and transportation. CVS Health and Constellation Energy are among the leading brands celebrated for fostering job creation, economic growth, and tax contributions within the global marketplace. data shows Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Veteran-Owned businesses are among the fastest-growing segments for job creation. The professional, scientific, and technical services industry supported the most job growth, with $35.7 billion in spend to support over 200K jobs. Lastly, California is the leader in supplier diversity, generating the most jobs, wages, and tax revenue, followed by Texas, New York, and New Jersey.

Read more about diverse spending strategies.  

Make sure you check out the latest edition of Procurement Magazine and also sign up to our global conference series - Procurement & Supply Chain 2024 


Procurement is a BizClik brand 


Featured Articles

Coupa Inspire Las Vegas: AI is the Future of S2P Solutions

Global Procurement Leaders will gather at Coupa Inspire Las Vegas on April 22-24 for insights on Coupa's transformational AI-driven S2P solutions

Procurement & Supply Chain Awards: The Categories – Part 3

Discover the awards that your company, executive or project could be honoured with at The Global Procurement & Supply Chain Awards 2024

Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE New York: Meet our Sponsors

Get ready for the virtual gathering of Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE New York 2024 on 5-6 June, connecting industry peers and leaders

Procurement & Supply Chain Awards: The Categories – Part 2

Procurement Strategy

Top 100 Women 2024: Barbara Kubicki, Wells Fargo – No. 3

Procurement Strategy

Top 100 Women 2024: Patricia Stroup, Nestlé – No. 2

Procurement Strategy