ARAMARK On...Supplier Diversity
As private and public sector organizations continue to manage pressure to improve their bottom lines, they are increasingly recognizing that diversity – in their employees, in their partners, in the customers they serve – is a key factor for success.
For many businesses, the core understanding of diversity has gone far beyond affirmative action, to the embracing of all differences at all levels of the organization for a more sophisticated perspective and competitive advantage. Today, diversity relates to any one of several differences in individuals’ characteristics, including race, gender, sexual identity, age, religion, physical differences and social background.
Understanding and mirroring the diversity of our clients and customers allows us to provide superior service offerings and differentiate ourselves from our competitors. As an employer, we represent the full range of the world’s diverse population, and we firmly believe our suppliers should also represent the diversity of the communities in which we live and work.
As a result, ARAMARK is committed to supplier diversity, and the company has established numerous partnerships and joint venture relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses. In choosing suppliers, ARAMARK looks for the widest possible selection of companies that offer high quality, reliability and value.
ARAMARK is a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Multi-Cultural Food and Hospitality Alliance, the National Urban League and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council.