Diversity: Awards

Achievements in Supplier Diversity Recognized

NV Energy’s Supplier Diversity Program received the 2008 Supplier Diversity Innovation Award from the Edison Electric Institute at a conference in Denver, Colo.

According to EEI, NV Energy significantly exceeded corporate goal to increase spending with diverse suppliers over 2006 results, targeted areas of diverse supplier spending that needed focus and successfully did so in 2007, and displayed top-down executive support and emphasis on supplier diversity.

NV Energy was also recently honored with two awards at the Nevada Minority Business Council's annual Excellence Awards Celebration. NV Energy was named the NMBC's Corporation of the Year, and Stephen Barlas of corporate contracting was named Buyer/Purchasing Agent of the Year.

The NV Energy Supplier Diversity Program was honored with two awards on Friday at the Nevada Minority Business Council’s annual Excellence Awards celebration.

NV Energy was named the NMBC’s Corporation of the Year, and Stephen Barlas of Corporate Contracting was named Buyer/Purchasing Agent of the Year. Nominations were independently reviewed by a panel of local judges. The NMBC promotes minority business development for ethnic minority business enterprises.

The Corporation of the Year nomination was judged on a variety of criteria including innovative approaches to outreach, corporate spend with minority enterprises and other contributions in support of minority business development. Other nominees for Corporation of the Year were MGM Mirage, Southwest Gas and The Venetian.

In 2007, the Supplier Diversity Program saw a 158 percent increase in the number of new diverse suppliers serving NV Energy. With that increase in participating companies, there was a 61 percent increase in purchases from diverse suppliers over 2006 totals.