Each year, the USHCC presents the Corporation of the Year award to a company that has championed Hispanic enterprise, demonstrating that diversity and inclusion initiatives are both principled and profitable, and Comcast has done just that. As a global media and technology company, Comcast is innovating at a pace that is faster than ever before and embraces diversity and inclusion at the heart of its culture. At Comcast NBCUniversal, they know that diversity and inclusion is the foundation for innovation.
Last year, Comcast became the first media and technology company to be inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable, which recognizes and celebrates corporations that have achieved spending of at least $1 billion with minority and woman-owned suppliers. They are also a member of the USHCC's Million Dollar Club, which honors corporations that have demonstrated a commitment to supplier diversity by contracting with Hispanic-owned companies.
Whether it's providing affordable internet and access to free digital literacy training to many low-income communities, or spending billions of dollars with minority and woman-owned suppliers, Comcast NBCUniversal has constantly shown its commitment to ensuring that all Americans have the chance to succeed. This vision of an innovative and inclusive world guides the company's business model, not only so they can better serve their customers, but their communities as well.
We at the USHCC are proud to recognize their accomplishments by naming Comcast as the 2016 Corporation of the Year.