Las Vegas, March 12, 2013 – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises,” according to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, a national leader in women’s business development and certification.
The “Top Corporations” list is the only national award program honoring corporations for leading Supplier Diversity initiatives that are proactively integrating Women’s Business Enterprises into their supply chains. Companies named to this list will be honored at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises taking place March 18-20, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.
“Our Top Corporations know that stronger WBEs will drive new sources of revenue, deepen customer satisfaction and generate a stronger economy,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC. “We applaud MGM Resorts for its longstanding commitment to making diversity a priority for its procurement programs, and we are delighted to recognize them with this well-deserved award.”
MGM Resorts is the sole company in the integrated resort industry, and the only company based in Nevada, to earn a spot on WBENC’s latest list. Other companies named to the list include: AT&T, Coca-Cola, IBM, PepsiCo, and UPS, among others.
“On behalf of our 62,000 employees, we count it a true honor to be recognized by WBENC as a national leader in opportunities for women enterprises in our supply chain,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. “Not only does our supplier diversity program widen the pool of competitive providers of products and services available to us, but it also enables us to forge relationships with qualified businesses that are reflective of our diverse community to our mutual business benefit.”
Since introducing its Supplier Diversity Program in 2001, MGM Resorts has contracted with more than 200 women-owned suppliers, resulting in a cumulative total of more than $512 million in company expenditures. The program is part of a larger company diversity initiative that has been recognized by leading diversity publications including: DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and HispanicBusiness.
For more information about the MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity Program, please visit: www.mgmresorts.com/csr.