DTE Energy Honored for Supplier Diversity Initiatives

Oct 07, 2010, 15:03 ET from DTE Energy

DETROIT, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy recently received two prestigious awards recognizing its work in creating opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses.

The Rainbow/Push Coalition presented the company with its Building Bridges Award Oct. 1 for leadership in building economic opportunities that enhance community and business development.  

DTE Energy was recognized Oct. 5 by the Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council as Corporation of the Year – Consumer Products, for its efforts to include certified minority suppliers in its procurement program, assisting in the development of minority suppliers, and for promoting supplier diversity within the company, as well as with its vendors and other businesses and organizations.

The company was the recipient of both awards in 2008 as well.

"DTE Energy firmly believes that supplier diversity is critical to the success of our economy, our company and the communities we serve," said Tony Tomczak, DTE Energy's director of purchasing.  "We are honored that our work has again been recognized by the Rainbow/Push Coalition and the MMSDC."