“Seek the power of different” is not just something we say — it’s something we do. Here at Campbell, it’s one of our core values. Coupled with our Purpose, Real food that matters for life’s moments, these values help serve as a decision-making lens across our business from farm to fork.
Over a decade ago, we launched a Supplier Diversity Program to ensure equal access to procurement opportunities. We’re committed to gather a supplier base that reflects the diversity of the consumers and communities we serve.
And we’re not alone in our commitment
Today Campbell joins Walmart and nine other corporations in a collaborative effort to source from women-owned businesses. In conjunction with The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, this announcement was made earlier today at Walmart’s Women’s Economic Empowerment (WWEE) Summit in Washington, D.C.
— Walmart Newsroom (@WalmartNewsroom) March 29, 2017
The group is working to raise awareness for the importance of sourcing from women-owned business, and the leaders signed onto the WWEE commitment to track and report spending over the next five years with certified women-owned businesses.
Campbell’s CEO Denise Morrison joined other corporate, government, non-profit and academic leaders at the event to discuss and share best practices on empowering women in different parts of retail product supply chains such as executive leadership, production and agriculture. Denise, the first female CEO in Campbell’s 149-year history, said:
“Campbell is proud to join this collaborative effort in order to raise awareness and foster more opportunities for female business owners,” said Denise.