Corporate Feature

The Coca-Cola Company Steps Up Global Supplier Diversity Efforts in China

Supplier Diversity Manager Launches Initiatives in Native Land

By Vivian Tse

The Coca-Cola Company has a long history of supplier diversity and global workforce diversity. As an influential global corporate trailblazer, the company is stepping up its supplier diversity efforts around the world and creating new business initiatives overseas.

“We have a very strong program in South Africa. When the South African government passed the BEE - Black Enterprise Empowerment - law, Coca-Cola was one of the first companies that signed the charter to support the initiative,” said global supplier diversity manager Dr. Rengen Li.

“A few years ago, Coca-Cola allotted more than 25 percent of its spend and work with BEE companies. We are also a strong supporter and participant in the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s (NMSDC) international initiative called Global Link. We’ve participated in several of those trade missions to Austr...

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