Each year, NABA and its membership present the "Corporation of the Year" award to the company that best demonstrates a strong commitment to supplier diversity and has a significant level of participation and support of Native American business initiatives. In 2002, UPS awarded more than $127 million in contracts nationwide to minority- and women-owned firms.
"UPS's partnership with NABA continues to grow and we're pleased to collaborate in an effort to provide more opportunities for Native American business owners," said UPS Vice President of Procurement Services Bill Moon, who is responsible for the company's supplier diversity initiatives. "The products and services provided by UPS's diverse suppliers are critical to our success. We are honored to receive this award and look forward to furthering our relationship with this great organization."
In addition, UPS also ranked among "America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" by Div2000.com, the nation's primary resource portal for small businesses and large organizational buyers. UPS has been included in the listing for three consecutive years. This year the company ranked 13th among the 50 corporations listed.
Div2000.com polled more than 150,000 women- and minority-owned businesses for its third annual Internet ranking.
Information on the UPS Supplier Diversity Program can be found online at www.community.ups.com. Details on how to join the program, including an online application, are available through the website.
UPS, which has built one of the world's best known brands, operates in more than 200 countries and territories around the world and has been widely recognized in recent years for its expanding role in enabling commerce by moving goods, information and funds. UPS stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS) and the company can be found on the Web at www.ups.com.
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