The Coca-Cola Company’s longstanding commitment to supplier diversity has never been more important, as minority-owned businesses – particularly Black-owned enterprises – continue to bear the 2020 economic brunt of both the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racial injustice.
President and CEO Adrienne Trimble firmly stated the organization’s commitment to facilitating change for the nation’s Black business community. Ms. Trimble’s appeal challenged business leaders to, “Not only lend a hand to our Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), but to take definitive action and stand up against the systemic racial barriers plaguing our society.”
This is a painful time for our nation. Like you, our entire organization and our staff are struggling to understand the senseless deaths of George Floyd and too many others whose lives have been impacted by racial injustice. Our thoughts go out to their families. But minority communities need more than grief and words.