Rapidly changing demographics and societal expectations contribute to an ever-evolving business landscape. Reynolds operating companies actively recruit and retain diverse suppliers to drive innovation, reduce supply chain impacts and enhance the communities in which they operate. The Reynolds American group is committed, across the enterprise, to enhancing our participation with diverse suppliers. In order to accomplish this goal, we will:
- Cultivate relationships with diverse suppliers;
- Broaden the pool of diverse suppliers for consideration via the RFP process;
- Reach beyond conventional procurement into the areas of our businesses that traditionally do not process their spending decisions through the procurement function;
- Invest money to attend national Supplier Diversity symposiums and subscribe to databases where diverse suppliers are listed;
- Engage and educate employees to encourage them to broaden supplier networks.