'Microsoft believes strongly in diversity as a standard practice', Fernando Hernandez says

Microsoft’s supplier diversity team’s driving landmark business opportunities with government and enterprise customers, who need to stay competitive in global economy with robust supplier diversity programs. Fernando Hernandez, director of Supplier Diversity at Microsoft, says that “Microsoft believes strongly in diversity as a standard practice that strengthens its business model. Though supplier diversity has been […]

Microsoft’s supplier diversity team’s driving landmark business opportunities with government and enterprise customers, who need to stay competitive in global economy with robust supplier diversity programs. Fernando Hernandez, director of Supplier Diversity at Microsoft, says that “Microsoft believes strongly in diversity as a standard practice that strengthens its business model. Though supplier diversity has been a business reality at Microsoft for a while, the company decided to aggressively pursue diversity initiatives about five years ago. “Today, we’ve grown this initiative to the point where we have spent more than $1 billion annually, last year and this year, working with more than 1,200 diverse vendors and partners,” Hernandez says. “Exceeding the $1 billion mark is a big milestone for us, as it catapults us into an elite league of top 15 corporations worldwide that rack up such huge amounts in diversity spending.”

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