WASHINGTON, DC — As one of the few nonprofits recognized, this is the first year AARP is named among OMNIKAL’s (formerly DiversityBusiness.com) list of the top 50 companies in America for multicultural inclusion in the marketplace. The Omni50 Award is a ranking of the top 50 US corporations who are awarding the most business to the growing, culturally diverse vendor/supplier marketplace. This prestigious award is the most recognized honor of its kind in the country.
“Diversity in our supply base is a vital component to the overall success of our organization,” said AARP Supplier Diversity Director, Kimberly Marcus. “It is very humbling to be recognized by the business community for our dedication to diversity and inclusion, which is a reflection of our membership, workforce and vendor relations.
The companies and organizations recognized on this list display their commitment to inclusion based on a number of factors including the volume, consistency and quality business opportunities granted through contracts awarded to the diverse supplier marketplace. The honorees represent the voice of over 2 million privately held businesses in the OMNIKAL member community and is a highly valued metric of corporate excellence.
AARP will be given the Omni50 Award at OMINKAL’s 17th Annual Business Summit, May 18 in New York City at the Harvard Club.
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.