IRVING, Texas, Jul 09, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Novation, the nation’s largest health care services company, was recently recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine on its annual “Best of the Best” list for Supplier Diversity Programs. The magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1,000 companies to arrive at this nonbiased list of organizations that offer the best opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners.
The annual list serves to give guidance and current information to readers with the goal of spurring more active outreach and diversity policies among government agencies and corporate entities. Study results are valuable to jobseekers, business owners, students, consumers and managers.
“Novation has a strong and ongoing commitment to encouraging and supporting diverse suppliers,” said Cathy Denning, Novation’s senior vice president of sourcing operations. “This recognition by U.S. Veterans Magazine is a testament to our belief that diverse suppliers are of crucial importance to a successful supply chain process. Through our Supplier Diversity Program, we will continue to foster relationships between large and diverse suppliers.”
Since its inception in 1999, Novation’s Supplier Diversity Programhas worked with Minority, Women, Veteran, and Small Business Enterprises by providing support and networking opportunities that raises their visibility and helps them connect with prospective customers. In 2014, alliance members and affiliates served by Novation purchased approximately $1.1 billion in goods and services directly from small and diverse suppliers. In addition, Tier II (subcontractor) spend with diverse suppliers was approximately $1 billion in 2014.