Waste Management & NYC Department of Sanitation Presenting 4th Annual M/WBE Forum
This Highly Anticipated Virtual Event Connects Vendors to Opportunities
To Help Grow Their Businesses in 2021 and Beyond
By: Apples and Oranges Public Relations
Waste Management takes great pride in its supportive and ongoing 25-year relationship with the City of New York. In 2018, the company committed to the city Department of Sanitation to spend at least $50 million with M/WBE vendors and businesses by 2038. WM already has spent over $10 million with M/WBE business in its regional Greater Mid-Atlantic operating area.
With many businesses experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WM and the city Department of Sanitation have expanded this year's forum to include opportunities in three of the company's operating areas, the Greater Mid-Atlantic Area, which includes the NYC, New Jersey, Delaware, and eastern Pennsylvania, it's New England Area, which includes New York State, and its operating region that includes Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and western Pennsylvania.
The progressive and diversified event agenda will open with an introduction by Jim VanWoert, WM Director of Disposal Operations. Vendors then will have the opportunity to select and attend simultaneous 15-minute workshops specific to WM opportunities, Department of Sanitation opportunities, and the Department's M/WBE S.O.A.R (Sustainable Operations and Readiness Resources) program. This initiative enables Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises to easily identify Department procurement opportunities and take advantage of capacity building initiatives.
John Velandia, Waste Management's Supplier Diversity Manager, will explain how businesses can become WM suppliers.
The program will conclude with a roundtable discussion moderated by Carmen Perez, WM's Greater Mid-Atlantic Area Director of Finance/Business Partner. Panelists will include WM's Greater Mid-Atlantic Area Vice President Rafael Carrasco, WM Vice President for Western Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland Ronald Ward, and New York City Department Sanitation Chief Diversity Officer Kevin Wells.
"This is a golden opportunity to secure and do business with Waste Management and the New York City Department of Sanitation,"
The program is recommended for M/WBE (https://wmdsny.live/
About Waste Management
Waste Management is North America's largest environmental solutions provider and serves more than 21 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers across the United States and Canada. To learn more about WM, please visit www.wm.com.
The NYC Department of Sanitation is the world's largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables each day. To learn more about DSNY, please visit www1.nyc.gov/
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