American Water Hosts Spectacular Supplier Diversity Summit

American Water held its first Supplier Diversity Summit May 8, 2019, marking an important turning point in the proactive drive to engage more diverse suppliers in the utilities industry. The Summit included the participation of company senior leaders and Diversity & Inclusion experts. As the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., American Water's first Summit is an important milestone in spreading the word that Supplier Diversity applies to every industry and that diverse suppliers are crucial to business success.

The Supplier Diversity Summit bought together a variety of diverse suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disability-owned, and disadvantaged and HUBZone businesses to learn from diversity advocacy experts and engage with American Water key decision-makers. The Summit was about generating real business growth by sharing best practices and opportunities for ...

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