ATLANTA (AP) - UPS Inc., the world's largest shipping carrier,
is stepping up its supplier diversity efforts to include gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender-owned businesses.
The Atlanta-based company said Tuesday it is partnering with the
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
NGLCC-certified businesses now can register to participate in
UPS' supplier diversity process, the company said.
The process provides UPS business opportunities for small
businesses and those owned by minorities, women, veterans and now
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
The NGLCC represents the interests of an estimated 1.4 million
businesses owned by lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender
individuals, according to a statement issued by UPS.
UPS, also known as United Parcel Service, is offering members of
the organization a discount on UPS shipping services.