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Supplier Diversity



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Joseph Swedish
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
 “Supplier diversity is an important part of Anthem's strategy and reflects our commitment to the diversity of our approximately 40 million members nationwide. By actively seeking out a diverse pool of suppliers, we create an environment where the best ideas, products, and solutions rise to the top. This continued effort of committing to diversity creates more affordable products and services, strengthens our connection to the local communities we serve, and empowers our members to lead healthier lives.”
 


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John Gallina
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,
Supplier Diversity Executive Sponsor
 
 “Anthem’s supplier diversity initiative provides tremendous value to our organization by securing revenue and helping to grow and retain membership, enhance brand recognition and solidify important community partnerships. Supplier diversity is imperative to our overall strategy and achieving our financial and operational commitments. By utilizing a diverse pool of suppliers, we are ensuring we engage the best and brightest and continually challenge the status quo to meet the needs of our members and the communities we serve.”
 

At Anthem, we recognize the importance of diversity and we value being a member of the communities in which we live and operate. Diversity in our supplier base is an important part of who we are as a wide range of suppliers are needed to support our business operations.

Anthem’s Supplier Diversity Program recognizes the following diverse-owned business classifications:
  • Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (SDVBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) –owned Business Enterprises
  • Businesses Owned by Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
All companies must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by US citizens.


Recent Supplier Diversity Awards

Certifications

Anthem’s Supplier Diversity Program accepts the following certifications:
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