MBN USA magazine announces 2015 Corporate 101
Companies honored for staunch commitment to supplier diversity

This news release is published on behalf of MBN USA Magazine.

DALLAS – Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, creating two out of every three new private-sector jobs. And building a network of strong, diverse suppliers is a key part of that growth, especially as our society and economy become more complex and diverse.

In recognition of those companies that help drive that growth through their unwavering commitment to supplier diversity, MBN USA magazine recently named its annual Corporate 101 list, representing the “Most Admired Companies” in supplier diversity.

“Small, diversified businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and driving economic growth,” says Jarilyn Fox, president and publisher of MBN magazines. “In today’s changing market, having a diverse and inclusive supply chain is a social and economic imperative, and the companies on our Corporate 101 list recognize that. We honor them for their steadfast commitment to global supplier diversity.”

In choosing the 101 honorees, the selection committee considered such factors as innovative supplier development initiatives, participation with regional minority supplier development councils and reported spend with diverse suppliers. The end result is a listing of companies that embody the essence of next-level growth in supplier diversity.

MBN USA proudly recognizes the following companies as its 2015 Corporate 101:


Delta Air Lines Inc.

New York Life Insurance Co.

Aetna Inc.



Alabama Power

DTE Energy




Northrop Grumman Corp.

The Allstate Corp.

Energy Future Holdings Corp.

Office Depot

Altria Group Inc.

Entergy Corp.


American Airlines Inc.



American Express Co.

ExxonMobil Corp.

PepsiCo Inc.



Pfizer Inc.

Apple Inc.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


AT&T Inc.

Ford Motor Co.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Avis Budget Group Inc.

General Motors Co.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

Bank of America Corp.


Harley-Davidson Inc.


The Procter & Gamble Co.


Hewlett-Packard Co.

Prudential Financial Inc.

BNSF Railway Co.

Hilton Worldwide

Raytheon Co.

Boeing Co.

The Home Depot Inc.

SuperValu, Inc.


Honda North America


C.H. Robinson

IBM Corp.

Sodexo Inc.


Ingersoll Rand

State Farm

Capital One

Johnson & Johnson

Target Corp.

Cardinal Health Inc.

Johnson Controls Inc.

Texas Instruments Inc.

Cargill Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Toyota Motor Corp.

CenterPoint Energy

Kaiser Foundation

United Airlines Inc.

Chevron Corp.

Kellogg Co.

United Rentals Inc.

Cintas Corp.

Kelly Services Inc.

UPS Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Kraft Foods Groups Inc.


The Coca-Cola Co.

The Kroger Co.


Colgate Palmolive Co.

Lockheed Martin Corp.

Walgreen Co.

Comerica Inc.

Macy’s Inc.

Wal-mart Stores Inc.

ConAgra Foods Inc.

Merck & Co.

The Walt Disney Co.


Microsoft Corp.

WE Energies

ConocoPhillips Co.

Monsanto Co.

Wells Fargo & Co.

CVS Health

Morgan Stanley

Xcel Energy Inc.

Dell Inc.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.


The Corporate 101 list will be published in the 2015 MBN USA Volume III edition, and will officially premiere at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention.

“The Corporate 101s understand the value of minority business enterprises – that is: Given the opportunity, MBEs bring as much innovation, creativity and flexibility as their larger competitors,” said Don McKneely, chairman and CEO, MBN magazines. “The impact our Corporate 101 are making on supplier diversity is paving the way for diverse suppliers to realize an increase in purchasing opportunities, which will, in turn, produce more inclusive supply chains. We congratulate the supplier diversity teams at these companies on this well-deserved honor.

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