Jim Gorzalski, CPO Statement — Capital One
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At Capital One, diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our culture. We believe that having associates with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives working side by side, enables ideas, approaches and solutions that better reflect the interests and needs of our customers. We embrace this same concept of inclusion in our supply chain. The more diverse and inclusive we are, the better the results will be.
As Capital One's Chief Procurement Officer, one of my responsibilities is to ensure that our procurement organization supports our broader corporate values; diversity and inclusion are fundamental to that end. That is why our Supplier Diversity Program is an essential part of our sourcing and procurement practice. I am proud of how this team works to ensure that we manage our supply chain – balancing national, regional, and local suppliers to deliver exceptional value to the corporation.
Capital One's Supplier Diversity program is designed to expand our footprint with diverse suppliers. In addition to actively ensuring that diverse suppliers have access to our opportunities, we offer various programs intended to provide them with tangible skills training. From mentoring to technical education, our goal is to ensure that diverse suppliers can compete for our business as well as business from other Fortune 500 firms. By working together, we build stronger local businesses that in turn, build stronger communities.