WarnerMedia Celebrates 20 Years of Supplier Diversity

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

WarnerMedia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Supplier Diversity Program, designed to develop meaningful contributions and foster strategic supplier relationships with companies owned by diverse communities. Since 2002, WarnerMedia has spent over $8 Billion in their supply chain practices with diverse suppliers of historically marginalized communities, while at the same time capitalizing on the opportunity for competitive advantage and community engagement that comes from working more closely with a broader range of suppliers. The program has been recognized and received awards from Diversity Inc., WBEC Metro NY, NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council and Omnikal.

This strategic business process is aimed at providing diverse owned, operated and controlled businesses an equal opportunity to become suppliers to major corporations globally. “Twenty years ago our team created the blueprint for maximizing company-wide expenditures with diverse-owned businesses,” said Melanie Gunn-Nieves, Manager of Supplier Diversity. “Today our program includes 1142 suppliers nationwide and we have expanded the supplier diversity initiative into the UK. We are proud to continue to assist historically marginalized suppliers in becoming competitive businesses through certification, mentorship business development and other resources.”

In support of supplier diversity initiative, in 2020 WarnerMedia created The Red Book, a first-of-its kind catalog of diverse suppliers working in entertainment production. This tool serves as an essential resource to the company and is shared with other U.S. studios looking to increase diversity with their suppliers.

To learn more about our supplier diversity efforts, hear testimonials from vendors or become a supplier, visit us at: https://www.warnermediasupplierdiversity.com/company