AT&T has announced that it is almost 90% in its commitment to spend $3 billion with U.S. Black-owned suppliers by the end of 2020. The company is committed to equality and non-discrimination for all and has been working to make a positive economic impact in the Black business community since 1968.
According to Executive Vice President for Global Connections and Supply Chain Susan A. Johnson, they are committed to ensuring that Black-owned businesses and other diverse businesses have the opportunity to work with AT&T. She also said that commitment will continue beyond 2020. Johnson added that they plan to work with all suppliers to foster economic growth and innovation in Black communities.
One of those suppliers is Overland-Tandberg, which produced critical personal protective equipment for AT&T’s international workforce in only three weeks. Chairman and CEO Eric Kelly said they are proud to help AT&T manage and protect its workforce and customers.