BGIS is pleased to announce that the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) has selected BGIS as a recipient of the Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity Award at their 16th Annual Business Achievement Awards.
The Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity Award recognizes a business-to-business Tier 1 corporation that actively supports its clients’ economic inclusion goals by including certified Aboriginal and minority suppliers in their practices and processes providing procurement opportunities. The award also recognizes companies that have encouraged Aboriginal and minority suppliers’ development, actively promoting supplier diversity across their corporation.
“BGIS is committed to continue supporting the efforts of CAMSC and to provide equal access to opportunities for Indigenous and minority owned businesses.” says John Castelhano, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, North America, BGIS. “As buyers who manage supply chain networks, we have a fundamental role to play in driving positive behaviors, to minimize negative impacts on the environment and society as a whole. At BGIS, we take this responsibility very seriously and take on the accountability to influence these outcomes. Supporting Indigenous and minority owned businesses enables us to leverage increased and untapped innovations. This is a tremendous opportunity for BGIS to have a significant positive impact in the Corporate Real Estate industry and be leaders in leveraging more sustainable solutions for the benefit of our clients, stakeholders, and our communities.”
This year’s 16th-annual awards recognize its members’ leadership and contributions in advancing the agenda of supplier diversity to truly have economic inclusion for Aboriginal and minority owned businesses.
To view the full award acceptance speech click here.