As a global company operating in more than 160 countries, Citi is committed to conducting business in a fair and equitable manner around the world. Consistent with this objective, Citi strives to establish close working relationships with a diverse set of suppliers in the countries where we operate, and ensure that they have the opportunity to partner with us as we work to deliver products and services to our clients and customers. This commitment applies to all suppliers regardless of the business owner's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a service disabled veteran or other veteran.
Supplier Diversity is a business imperative that leads to increased efficiency and innovation, and contributes to the communities we serve. We are committed to ensuring that it is fully integrated into our procurement procedures and practices globally. To measure effectiveness, we monitor our procurement practices through clear supplier diversity performance goals. We also make certain that our commitment is shared by all levels of Citi's management and is communicated to all stakeholders.
Working together with a diverse supplier base is an essential part of Citi's commitment to helping strengthen the communities we serve.
- Michael Corbat
Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup