| Diversity Links
Ahold USA, the parent of Giant, is committed to developing mutually beneficial and successful partnerships with Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) by incorporating them into the everyday process of category reviews and product or service bids.
The supplier diversity initiative aims to enhance the procurement process by developing strong business relationships with a talented group of M/WBEs that offer quality products and services, excellent customer service and competitive costs.
Internally, we address supplier diversity mainly through education of associates, identification of opportunities for minority and women business enterprises, and tapping into the knowledge of Ahold USA's senior management.
Externally, we have several initiatives aimed at building awareness and promoting opportunities for minority and women business enterprises, including involvement in trade shows, business opportunity fairs, conferences and conventions to meet W/MBEs regarding the product presentation and bidding process.