SD&I PROGRAM MILESTONES
SD&I PROGRAM MILESTONES
Began as an Inner-city Supplier Development program.
Minority Supplier Development Department Created.
Ford’s SD&I Program 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 is a founding member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Ford’s Tier 2 Program began.
Ford’s SD&I Program expands to include women owned businesses.
Ford’s SD&I Program expands to include Veteran Owned Businesses.
Ford’s SD&I Program expands to include Canadian Aboriginal and Global Women Owned Businesses.
Ford’s SD&I 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.
MINORITY OWNED (MBE)
A Minority Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as an MBE, is an independent business concern owned at least 51% by minority …
WOMEN OWNED (WBE)
A Women’s Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a WBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled …
VETERAN OWNED (VBE)
A Veteran Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a VBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a veteran …
A LGBT Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as an LGBTBE, is an independent business concern majority (at least 51%) owned …
Refer to the Small Business Administration’s, “What is a Small Business” website at www.sba.gov/size/ for help in determining what constitutes …
Disability-owned Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as an DOBE, is an independent business which is 51% owned …
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
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 FarleyThe Plan for Ford Motor Company is underpinned by the value of Caring for Each Other. Our employees, our customer base, dealer network and supply chain are a family where we celebrate our differences. As we work to modernize across our business, we will rely on our diverse supply base to bring fresh ideas and perspectives. A supply base that reflects the diversity of our customer base will be our competitive edge as we work to deliver must-have products and services for our customers. Together, we can leverage our diverse backgrounds and diversity of thought to create a better Company and a better world
Travis SpencerDiversity & 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.
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.