DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, was presented with the newly created "Diamond Club" recognition at Kellogg Company's annual Diversity Recognition Event in Battle Creek, Michigan.
The Diamond Club recognizes diverse supplier companies with which Kellogg spends $25 million or more annually.
Kellogg has had a supplier diversity program in place for over 20 years. In 2009, the company spent more than $400 million on goods and services from minority- and woman-owned businesses.
"Kellogg is growing as an organization, and we are looking for suppliers to grow with us," stated Debbie Magers, vice president, global procurement for Kellogg Company. "We recognize that helping our suppliers develop is critical for our continued success." As a result, we created the "Diamond Club" to recognize diverse companies with which we spent $25 million or more. Without this growth from our suppliers, our own growth as a company would not be sustainable."