Minority supplier council names SRNS corporation of the year
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has been recognized as the 2018 “Corporation of the Year” by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council for its partnering and active support of regional small and minority business initiatives. SRNS committed over $308 million with minority businesses in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia since 2014 and led best practice supplier development initiatives. This was SRNS’ third major small business award this year.
“This is a tremendous honor for our company and one that demonstrates our commitment to our regional suppliers. We’re very proud of our team for this accomplishment,” Jay Johnson, SRNS director of procurement. “We execute a ‘small business first’ approach for our procurements which creates opportunities for our small businesses. This has yielded a tremendous economic impact to the region’s job market and household income.”
“Maintaining healthy small businesses is key to the advancement of our site missions. We are committed to investing in our regional small businesses, and we credit this recognition to the skill and dedication of our talented workforce and the strong support of the Department of Energy,” he added.
US&S, a maintenance services supplier at SRS, was nominated by SRNS for this prestigious competition and won this year’s Small Business of the Year award for its annual revenue category.
Within business and industry, supplier development refers to the process of connecting small and minority businesses that provide goods and services to corporations for the purpose of enhancing and supporting manufacturing, development and product delivery into the marketplace.
Through the work of CVMSDC, minority business enterprises and corporate members are brought together for the mutual benefit of advancing and innovating supplier development ideals in the marketplace, elevating minority business participation levels and transforming the economic landscape from the status quo to foster economic development.
CVMSDC is a nonprofit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-owned companies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members and promoting minority business development.
As a pro-business and development advocacy organization, CVMSDC focuses on innovation, elevation and transformation. Innovation is the process of advancing ideas, methods, products, services and solutions. Elevation is promoting and uplifting individuals, groups, organizations and business entities. Transformation is facilitating a change in form, appearance or process.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a Fluor-led company with Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, is responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken.