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Zoological Society recognized for diversity

Published: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

BROOKFIELD – The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, recently received Top Honors for the 2013 Angela Peterson Excellence in Diversity Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, according to a society news release.

The society was awarded for its efforts and results in cultivating conservation communities with its suppliers, workforce and guest diversity initiatives, the release said.

The society implemented its Supplier Diversity Program in 2012, according to the release. The program offers staff training, open vendor opportunities online and certified diverse vendor open houses.

The society was also recently recognized by the Diversity Recruiters Network and City Career Fair Productions for its support of diversity in the community and the workplace, said the release.

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