The Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award is presented to The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories.
Recognizing the impact that they have on the worldwide supply chain in the industry, Coca‐Cola encourages their own suppliers to adopt diversity programs and goes beyond its own industry to increase overall corporate supplier diversity.
The company is committed to ensuring that minority-owned businesses have access to opportunities throughout all of the tiers of the supply chain in every industry imaginable. Coca-Cola is committed to achieving its goal of spending $1 billion per year with diverse suppliers. In 2016, the company spent $650 million with diverse suppliers, and $675 million in 2017.