Corning Optical Communications Receives AT&T 2017 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award
Winners of the award utilized 21.5% or more diverse companies in the products/services they provided to AT&T.
Corning Inc. recently announced that its Optical Communications business segment has received the 2017 AT&T Global Supplier Diversity Crystal Award. Corning Optical Communications was recognized for its commitment and support of AT&T in its goal to work with companies with minorities, women, and disabled veteran owners in its supply chain. Winners of this award utilized 21.5% or more diverse companies in the products/services they provided to AT&T. This is the fifth time that Corning Optical Communications has earned this award.
“This year marks a significant milestone as AT&T celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Supplier Diversity program by recognizing the suppliers that also demonstrate values of inclusion,” said Susan A. Johnson, executive vice president, Global Connections & Supply Chain, AT&T. “We know inclusion drives innovation, betters our products and services, and makes a real difference in people’s lives. We’re proud of our 2017 Supplier Diversity Award winners.”
“We consider this award a great honor, because we strive for diversity in everything we do at Corning,” said Clark S. Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Optical Communications. “To be recognized by a valued customer such as AT&T is especially gratifying. Diversity strengthens us as a company—and we seek to create supplier networks that thrive on diversity as well.”