SDD PROGRAM MILESTONES
SDD PROGRAM MILESTONES
Ford’s SDDProgram was launched, one of the first supplier diversity programs in the United States.
Awarded Corporation of the Year for the first time by NMSDC.
Ford’s SDD Program expands to include women owned businesses.
Ford is a founding member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Ford’s SDD Program expands to include Veteran Owned Businesses.
Ford’s SDD Program expands to include Canadian Aboriginal and Global Women Owned Businesses.
Ford’s SDD Program expands to include LGBTQ and Disability Owned Businesses.
To better align our Supplier Diversity program with Ford’s Diversity & Inclusion program, spend with diverse companies in the following categories are recognized as part of the Supplier Diversity Program: Women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Canadian Aboriginal, LGBT People, Veterans, Disabled Veterans, People with Disabilities and Small Businesses.
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT
Supporting and developing a diverse supply chain contributes to strong and sustainable businesses. Through advocacy and relationship building internally and externally, our efforts assist us in making a positive impact to our bottom line and within the communities where our suppliers operate.
Jim HackettFord Motor Company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our employees, our customer base, dealer network and supply chain. Truly, there is such an advantage we have with our team and partners – diverse backgrounds and diversity of thought – and to me, there is nothing more important or influential to our success than diversity. As we evolve as a company to pursue leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions, we look for diverse suppliers to bring fresh ideas and perspectives that will help us produce smart vehicles for a smart world. Developing strong relationships with our supply chain, inclusive of diverse suppliers, will result in more innovative products, stronger communities and a better world.
Angela HendersonDiversity & Inclusion permeates the core of our company – from the diversity of our product offerings and global workforce, to our strategic partners, supply base and dealers. Rapidly changing technologies are creating incredible opportunities for growth with diverse suppliers who are able to identify and understand the traditional industry disruptors, grasp the concept of Diversity & Inclusion and develop a forward-looking strategy and plan. We remain committed to support, develop, grow and promote our diverse suppliers while expanding the economic impact and growth in the community for a more sustainable future.
We are happy to share with you that we are launching a new and improved Tier 2 diversity spend reporting system – UniTier.
16th APACC East-West Business Connection
Laurel Manor, Livonia
Mar 11 – 13
WBENC Summit & Salute
Apr 16 – Apr 17
WBE Canada/CAMSC Automotive Access Event & Diversity Procurement Fair
GLWBC Annual Awards Celebration
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi Mi
18th Annual APACC Gala
MGM Grand Detroit
May 7 – May 9
Detroit, COBO Hall
May 15 – May 17
NMSDC Leadership Awards
CAMSC Cross Border Forum
Jun 5 – Jun 7
MHCC Tradefair Matchmaker
The Henry Detroit
Jun 24 – Jun 27
WeConnect International Day/WBENC National Conference
The Supplier Diversity Development Office, a group within Supply Chain Sustainability, is a part of the Purchasing organization of Ford Motor Company. This office administers the Supplier Diversity Development Program and works with many diverse and small businesses to promote economic development and sustainability.