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Nielsen’s 2013 Supplier Diversity Annual Report Now Available

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75-lamontChicago, IL (May 13, 2014) – Nielsen’s supplier diversity team proudly announces the availability of its 2013 Supplier Diversity Annual Report. This report briefly discusses the realignment of Nielsen’s supplier diversity strategy, shows the results of the program changes and gives a transparent snapshot of key activities the team will implement to drive efforts of building a world-class, global supplier diversity program.

“The content and data shared in this report demonstrates the high-levels of commitment and proactive measures our Nielsen leaders and associates are making to integrate the use of diverse-owned businesses across our company, says Lamont Robinson, Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Nielsen. “More importantly, it provides readers with a better understanding of the direction and growth of our program as well as leverages the positive impact diverse suppliers’ products and services will have in the future of business in the global marketplace. We continue our candor in providing great detail regarding our process with building a world-class supplier diversity program.”

Other highlights within the report include a 128 percent increase in the number of diverse suppliers in the company’s supply chain between 2012 and 2013. Within this same time frame, the company also experienced a 54 percent spend increase with certified minority business enterprises and it grew its indirect diverse spend by 48 percent.

In addition, the report provides a list of the supplier diversity program’s affiliation with local and national business advocacy organizations, describes initiatives specific to Nielsen’s constituents and provides readers with insights about future program goals for 2014.

Please click on the 2013 Nielsen Supplier Diversity Annual Report to view or download the report. You are also invited to visit http://www.nielsen.com/supplierdiversity to learn more about supplier diversity program.

About The Nielsen Company
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related assets. The privately held company is active in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. For more information, please visit, www.nielsen.com

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