A Message From Ameren's Chairman, President and CEO
We are committed to serving the diverse needs of our communities. Our aim is to be recognized as a leader in successfully integrating that commitment into the corporation’s business strategy. We accomplish this by identifying qualified diverse-owned business enterprises that add value to our strategic sourcing and business segment relationships and the company’s growth.
As a major purchaser of materials and services, Ameren has a significant role in the growth and development of diverse suppliers. A conscientious effort is made by all Ameren leadership, business segments, departments, employees and prime suppliers in partnership with Ameren, to ensure that qualified diverse suppliers are encouraged and given opportunities to do business with Ameren.
Supporting our diverse business community helps to strengthen and enhance our commitment to become the best utility company in the United States in the eyes of our customers, shareholders, communities and employees. Our Supplier Diversity partnership underscores the vital role diverse suppliers play in the economic success of our region.
In addition, we are proud to open our doors to the diverse business community annually with our Ameren Supplier Diversity Symposium. This symposium is an ideal environment for raising awareness of our procurement projects among members of the diverse business community. This event also helps us identify many diverse suppliers who can provide the goods and services Ameren needs.
Finally, as a result of our commitment we are funding scholarships to allow diverse suppliers to attend the Minority Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business on the Dartmouth College Campus in Hanover, N.H. Since 1980, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has helped minority business executives succeed and now boast 7,000 graduates of its high impact programs.
As the provider of a critical resource, Ameren has a special connection to the communities we serve. Providing diverse-owned businesses with an equal opportunity to compete with all other suppliers enhances the communities we serve.
Chairman, President and CEO