Scripps Networks Interactive is actively working to achieve broader audience and consumer appeal by ensuring our content is inclusive. Our supplier base is reflected in our programming, Web properties and facilites, and for that reason we are committed to fostering a diverse group of suppliers and vendors. Engaging diverse suppliers provides us the advantage of partnering with the strongest, most qualified and innovative companies. We have a business interest in identifying both minority and woman-owned production companies and also the diversity of their respective workforces.
Melissa Sykes, vice president of Scripps Networks Interactive's Content Diversity, oversees the company's supplier diversity program and actively seeks opportunities to form relationships with all potential vendors and suppliers, including minority-owned shops and small businesses.
Services for which we routinely utilize outside providers include:
• Production Services
• IT Services
• Research and Marketing Support
• Professional Services