VOORHEES, N.J.--American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced the company’s market-based subsidiary, American Water Enterprises, recently hosted a Supplier Diversity Workshop in Jackson, Miss.
The event was held for local Minority–owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (VBE), and Service-disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (SDVBE) to network and connect with American Water’s local engineering and operations team and learn about opportunities in water and wastewater management.
“American Water is committed to our supplier diversity program, which seeks to include diverse suppliers in each of our strategic projects, as well as reflect the diversity of our customers and employees,” said Dawn Gilbert, Supplier Diversity Director. “At American Water, we realize that to successfully fulfill our mission of providing safe and reliable water services to our customers and the communities we serve, the relationships we forge with our suppliers is key. This workshop was a great forum to develop these relationships.”
The event began with a discussion from American Water on the importance of supplier diversity to the company. Attendees also had the chance to showcase their company and capabilities. The day concluded with breakout sessions, which included one-to-one interviews with American Water’s corporate supply chain. To learn more about American Water’s Supplier Diversity Program, please visit http://www.amwater.com/working-with-us/vendors-and-suppliers/index.html.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.