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In the News: Blue Shield of California Recognized as Top Bay Area Company For Supplier Diversity

San Francisco Business Times names Blue Shield to its ranking to top companies. The plan is seeking to triple minority suppliers by 2023
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Blue Shield of California is among the Bay Area's leading companies when it comes to doing business with minority suppliers, according to a new ranking by the San Francisco Business Times. The ranking, published July 12, was

based on a company or organization's efforts to hire minority suppliers. Blue Shield has a target of tripling its number of minority suppliers to 12 percent at the end of 2023, up from 4 percent last year. According to the SF Business Times:

The Top Bay Area Companies for Supplier Diversity list was created in collaboration with the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – Pacific (WBEC-Pacific) and the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA), the Bay Area’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

To qualify for this list

Companies must have Bay Area operations in the nine-county Greater Bay Area. Each participating company was required to complete a brief online survey. Each question in the survey had its own score based upon our collective determination of its importance in developing and having the most diverse and inclusive supply chain. The total score was used to rank companies in the published list. There was no fee associated with participation in the survey or publication in the Top Bay Area Companies for Supplier Diversity list.

To read the full story and see the ranking, click here.