More than 30 years ago, Avon implemented its first supplier diversity initiative. Today, the company does business with a broad range of women- and minority-owned suppliers in North America and continually seeks out new vendors to add to its diverse supplier network.
In 2010, Avon sourced products and services from more than 200 small and diverse businesses and awarded $20 million in contracts to diverse suppliers in North America. The company continues to adopt a more centralized supply chain process, which strengthens its capability to accurately assess the services, commodities and regions in which growth and opportunities may exist for more diverse suppliers. While Avon remains committed to supplier diversity, continuing global economic challenges have impacted supply chain processes around the world.
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