In 2001, Compass Group North America partnered with a foodservice purchasing organization, Foodbuy LLC, which values diversity in all aspects of its business. To that end, Foodbuy LLC makes a concerted effort to choose suppliers that reflect the diversity of the community in which they are located and that promote diversity within their own organizations.
Foodbuy LLC and its supplier diversity staff are dedicated to:
- Increasing the number of diverse suppliers that provide our customers with goods and services
- Helping Minority/Women's Business Enterprise suppliers understand the Foodbuy LLC business requirements to become a nominated supplier to Compass Group
- Ensuring that Minority/Women's Business Enterprise business owners are treated fairly in the qualification, proposal, and contracting process
- Providing information and support for all Compass units relative to the availability of qualified Minority/Women Business Enterprise suppliers
- Acting as an advocate for diverse suppliers in the foodservice industry.