2010 Sustainability Report
Leaner | greener | faster | smarter

Our network | Working with suppliers

Encouraging a diverse supply chain

USPS continues to use a diverse supplier base, and is committed to working with small, minority- and women-owned businesses.

We were chosen as one of America’s top organizations for multicultural businesses for 2010 by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural business-to-business website.

Fortune 500 companies and government agencies were selected based on the business opportunities they provide to minority-owned businesses.

More than 600,000 women- and minority-owned businesses voted in the online election. USPS was ranked as the second leading government agency for providing exceptional multicultural business opportunities.

This recognition marks the sixth consecutive year the Postal Service has been named as one of the two top government agencies, and its 10th consecutive year in the top 10 list.

Honoring supplier sustainability performance

Each year, USPS honors supplier achievements that have enabled us to become leaner, greener, faster, smarter. The Postal Service recognized 13 companies this year for helping to reduce our costs, enhance our performance and provide us with innovative and sustainable business solutions.

The Supplier Sustainability Excellence award recognizes suppliers specifically for their measurable achievements in helping the Postal Service improve its sustainability performance and reduce its carbon footprint.

Marriott Hotel Services was the recipient of the 2010 award for their work on greening the Postal Service’s National Employee Center for Development in Norman, OK.

Marriott used extensive green purchasing and operational practices at the center, and made innovative use of recycled materials. The company’s efforts to reduce waste at the center saved USPS nearly $1.5 million in costs.