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Recognizing the unsung heroes of supplier diversity

The Supplier Diversity Champions program is a groundbreaking initiative that recognizes innovation, inclusion, impact, transparency, and integration of supplier diversity programs within organizations. Organizations based in the U.S. with at least 750 U.S.-based employees are eligible. All applicants will receive a report with their Supplier Diversity Champions score. The top-scoring organizations will receive an award of distinction and recognition at USPAACC’s CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference on May 29-31, 2024, in Alpharetta (Metro Atlanta), GA.

What is the Supplier Diversity Champions program?

An application for any US-based corporation or government to assess their supplier diversity program and compare their program with itself year over year to nurture true growth and development.

What sets it apart?

An award program to recognize the unsung heroes of supplier diversity based on corporate or government initiatives that go beyond a corporation or government’s ability to spend and focus instead on inclusion, impact, and integration of their programs into the community.

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A network for corporate and government supplier diversity representatives to access valuable development resources and improve their supplier diversity programs while simultaneously strengthening the economy and our global supply chain.

Our program provides tools to nurture corporate and government supplier diversity programs while also encouraging and supporting the certification and development of the small businesses that make these programs a reality.



We’re looking for companies or governments that are thinking outside the box to target diverse business owners.


How is your company or government targeting diverse business owners who represent your company’s or government's core values?


In what ways is your company or government seeking to make a positive impact on diverse communities?


How did your organization, both publicly and internally, inform and generate awareness of its commitment to supplier diversity?


How is your company or government working to deliver its product/service value to diverse communities in the United States?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application fee?

No application fee is required.

Who will have access to my information?

During the judging process, access to applicant information will be restricted solely to members of the judging committee. Rest assured, all provided information will maintain strict anonymity and will not be divulged to the public at any stage.

When will USPAACC inform me of my results?

Applicants will be notified of their results via email in April 2024. This will allow awardees to adequately plan their registration and travel arrangements to attend the award ceremony.

When are applications due?

All applications are due by March 21st, 2024.

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Our 2023 Champions

Delta Airlines
Liberty Mutual
Citizens Bank
Truist Bank
Agile One
Trane Technologies
Blue California
Drexel University
Mass Mutual