DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, May 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC) is proud to announce Cigna as their latest corporate member. NVBDC is the leading certification agency who work with businesses of all sizes, and help to facilitate opportunity and access for its certified Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs). Cigna is a global health service company with millions of customers worldwide. With a focus on inclusion and diversity, Cigna recognizes the significance of working with certified veteran business owners.
“We are excited to work with The National Veterans Business Development Council,” said Cigna’s Tony Abate, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. “We have a strong tradition of supporting veterans and veteran-owned businesses, as well as organizations that create opportunities for people with different backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. Our work with the NVBDC is another example of how such relationships create real value for everyone.”
Cigna is committed to their Supplier Diversity program and works towards inclusion in all aspects of their operations. “NVBDC is honored to work with a global company with over 200 years of service. Our mission is strengthened when we have strong corporate members such as Cigna who believe that a diverse supply chain is key to their success,” said Keith King, President NVBDC. “A great place for our Veterans to get started is to register on Cigna’s supplier diversity websites: http://Cigna.supplier.ariba.com/ad/selfRegistration and https://ascend.cvmsolutions.com/Register/Index?client=cigna.”
Veteran focused Diversity Spending Programs are an $80 billion-dollar market in the United States. Other corporations who support the NVBDC in certifying SD/VOBs include the 28 member corporations of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, and corporations such as, Kellogg's, General Motors, Ford, JP Morgan Chase & Co., PPG, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Minnesota, Facebook, BMW, Google, Microsoft, Apple and many more.
The NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.
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Source: EIN Presswire