Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that its optical communications business segment, Corning Optical Communications, is receiving the 2016 AT&T* Global Supplier Diversity Crystal Award.
Corning Optical Communications is being recognized for its commitment and support of AT&T in its goal to work with minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned companies in its supply chain. Winners of this award utilized 21.5% or more diverse companies in the products/services they provided to AT&T.
“Supplier diversity is a top priority at AT&T. We’re proud to work with companies that take diversity as seriously as we do,” said Susan A. Johnson, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain,
AT&T. “Our 2016 award recipients have shown an unwavering commitment to helping our diverse supplier community flourish. At AT&T, we know inclusion drives innovation – and that a truly inclusive culture is defined by action, policies, and accountability. Supplier diversity is key to our overall success, and we take pride in being a leader in this area.”
Of the many vendors in the AT&T supply chain, Corning is one of only 39 suppliers to receive the 2016 AT&T Crystal Award. The company’s outstanding contributions supported AT&T supplier diversity goals and initiatives over the past year.
“As a company that seeks diversity in everything we do, we are exceptionally proud of this award,” said Clark Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Optical Communications. “And to be recognized by AT&T, one of our most valued customers, makes it even more impactful. We celebrate the Individual and strive to create supplier networks that are strengthened by, and thrive on, diversity.”
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.
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