BT's visions, values and major business strategies are designed to help the organisation achieve world-wide success. Diversity as a core enterprise is a key element in the success of those strategies. People are our most important resource and the valuing of people and their cultural difference is inextricably woven throughout everything we do.
Success in the competitive communications marketplace depends on BT's ability to reduce costs, provide better service to its customers and develop new products and services. To accomplish this BT Group will harness the supply industry and provide bespoke procurement services that generate competitive advantage for our customers. This will be achieved by seeking suppliers who demonstrate interest, commitment and proven results to help make BT's business and their own succeed.
We are committed to expanding opportunities for Minority Business Enterprise, including Race, Disability and gender, to participate in our procurement activities. There are positive benefits in introducing more competition either directly or through sub-contractors from previously untapped suppliers because we believe a healthy business is a diverse business.
As BT seeks out more leading edge, diverse solutions to meet the new markets it is entering, we must look to diversity in suppliers who can contribute towards this objective by generating a diverse range of ideas and solutions.