The vision of the BB&T Supplier Diversity Program is to be the "Best of the Best," perpetuating and enhancing BB&T core values through leadership in supplier diversity. We do this in many ways, including providing opportunities for certified diverse suppliers to participate in the vendor selection process, tracking and monitoring spend among our diverse supplier base, and supporting the community through participation in diverse supplier events at the local, regional, and national levels. Our commitment to supplier diversity permeates our organization, right up to the office of Kelly S. King, our Chairman and CEO.
"Our mission at BB&T is to create the best financial institution possible - the "Best of the Best."
Our suppliers play an important role in helping us get there.
"It is critically important at BB&T that we leverage our buying power and include certified diverse suppliers within the supply chain to create mutually beneficial relationships. That is why we are committed to providing an environment that encourages diverse suppliers to participate.
"We provide opportunities to diverse suppliers because we recognize when a business grows in our community, we grow. BB&T is committed to supplier diversity, its value, and the long-term success of our company and the communities we serve."
Kelly S. King
Chairman and CEO
For BB&T, supplier diversity is about providing opportunities to a diverse base of qualified and certified vendors - ready, willing, and able to provide products and services.
We encourage suppliers to register with the Ariba Supplier Network (ASN) at supplier.ariba.com. We actively search the Ariba Network for prospective suppliers, and invite eligible suppliers to participate in sourcing events.
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