ANS recognizes the tangible and intangible benefits of diversity in business. For this reason, ANS has established and follows an internal diversity policy, as well as a corporate Supplier Diversity Plan.
Supplier Diversity Goals
Following the lead of the major carrier companies and equipment manufacturers in the industry, it is the goal of ANS to award a minimum of eighteen percent (18%) of our subcontracting agreements to contractors or vendors that are government-certified Minority, Woman, or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (MWDVBEs).
Target Areas for Supplier Diversity
In order to reach our supplier diversity goals, ANS will continue to expand our use of MWDVBE companies in the following in the procurement, logistics, and supplemental staffing aspects of our business. Currently, ANS obtains more than seventy percent (70%) of these services from MWDVBE companies.
Supplier Diversity Requirements for Subcontractors
As part of our overall Supplier Diversity Plan, ANS will also require every subcontractor awarded subcontracts in excess of $500,000 ($1,000,000 for construction) to have their own supplier diversity plan. This plan must be approved by ANS prior to any contract award, contract modification, or purchase order issuance.
It is also important to ANS to embrace diversity in our direct workforce. Currently, approximately twenty percent (20%) of ANS colleagues throughout the organization are of minority status. ANS is an equal opportunity employer and strives to offer the greatest opportunity for minorities, women and disabled veterans to become part of the ANS team.