GM continues to build upon our legacy of leadership by helping diverse suppliers advance.
Achieve equitable and sustainable supply chain inclusion goals that ensure long-term viability for our diverse supply base.
We serve as bridge builders, connecting an ecosystem of diverse suppliers, communities, advocacy organizations and customers.
To ensure that our connections drive lasting business relationships, customer loyalty and world-class parts and services that support our long-term viability.
In 1968, we became the first OEM to establish a formal supplier diversity program. We have continued to contribute to many community initiatives in collaboration with diverse suppliers. GM strives to achieve equitable and sustainable supply chain inclusion goals that establish long-term viability for our diverse supply base.
For over a decade, GM utilized our annual Supplier Connections event to strengthen existing relationships, enhance our business acumen and identify new sourcing opportunities, which has attracted thousands of attendees. COVID-19 has challenged us and our diverse business communities, driving us to stay connected virtually in 2021. We supported multiple virtual conferences with our advocacy partners, such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council, as they focused on preparing, positioning and propelling minority business owners to the next level of achievement, despite the impact of the global pandemic.
$3.8B Approximate spend with North America diverse Tier I suppliers for direct materials
$2.2B Approximate spend with North America diverse Tier II suppliers for direct materials
GM received Top Corporation Platinum Award Winner by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council—their highest distinction for corporations that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the inclusion of women-owned businesses in their supply chains.
In 2021, we invested over $250,000 in technical assistance programs, reaching more than 100 diverse businesses through key partnerships.
GM was the first automaker to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, which supports and certifies LGBTQ+ owned and operated businesses.