The NMSDC Corporation of the Year Award acknowledges IBM’s world-class leadership in categories including: Policies (supplier diversity is a guiding principle within the corporation); Leadership and Engagement; Procurement (showing increases year-over-year); MBE Development (providing development and contracts to MBEs); International Programs (providing global opportunities for MBEs); and Influence (demonstrating leadership in supplier diversity to other corporations). To give just one example of its robust commitment to minority supplier development, in 2015 IBM spent more than $2 billion with NMSDC-Certified MBEs.