International Women’s Day 2019 – Supplier Diversity Builds #BalanceforBetter
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Foodbuy is excited to highlight the Supplier Diversity program that drives Compass Group and our Members to strive to be more gender-balanced organizations. At Foodbuy, we believe diversity is the key to innovation and creating opportunities for all suppliers, customers, clients and associates.
As the largest foodservice and hospitality procurement organization in North America, Foodbuy is the sole sourcing partner for our parent company, Compass Group, USA. Driven by best-in-class sourcing strategies, our tremendous purchasing volume provides a great opportunity to support a strong supplier diversity program.
“Here at Foodbuy, our commitment to creating a gender-balanced workplace extends beyond our office walls. We believe a diverse workplace is not only beneficial to the women and men who work for Foodbuy, but is also essential to our business and the communities we serve. We encourage the supplier partners we do business with to strive for similar inclusiveness in their business practices.” – Dennis Hogan, CEO, Foodbuy
“Partnering with Women Owned Businesses is one of the many ways Foodbuy contributes to a better working world, and establishing a #BalanceforBetter. We are proud to have partners who enrich our organization, bringing diverse products and services to the table.” – Priscilla Wallace, Supplier Diversity, Foodbuy
“Our bakery has been incredibly fortunate to be working with Foodbuy for several years, but it really was with your guidance and your support that we became a certified Women Owned Business. On behalf of myself and my entire Bread Guy Bakery team, thank you. Thank you for your continued support of our products and our service and we look forward to working with you all for decades to come.” – Jessica Sillaro, Owner, The Bread Guy Bakery, Certified by WBENC
Recently, as a result of Foodbuy’s commitment to supplier diversity, Compass Group was recognized by Omnikal for the “Omni 2019 Top 50,” celebrating organizations that support multicultural businesses. Foodbuy strives to create a well-rounded supplier base to better anticipate the needs of the people we serve, which enables us to provide products and services that are specialized, competitively priced and innovative.
Our Supplier Diversity team is committed to the development, utilization and growth of diverse suppliers. Foodbuy aims to include qualified diverse suppliers in all aspects of the procurement process. We are dedicated to increasing the number of diverse suppliers that provide our customers with quality goods and services.
We are proud to partner with Women Owned Businesses. Here are just a few: