We’ve been eating for 14 months car news Released our first monthly report dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion within the industry, DE&I at Work. In today’s issue, we’re honoring 18 different creators and honoring our second annual Outstanding Diversity Champion.
While every corner of the auto industry, including corporate offices, factories, showrooms, service and repair shops, and the financial institutions that underwrite car purchases, understands why creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment benefits the bottom line, these efforts have will still be satisfied and resistant.
We have heard that DE&I policy is a form of reverse discrimination that may violate the rights of others. I’m no legal expert, but I’m sure multi-billion dollar companies with a capable team of lawyers would be quick to refute DE&I’s alleged illegality.
Most companies that take DE&I seriously – General Motors, Honda Motor Company. Mercedes-Benz, to name a few, released public reports detailing the demographics of their workforce and executive ranks, and set out to develop a partnership with minority- and female-owned suppliers business goals.
Let us make one thing very clear: discriminatory and exclusionary treatment is no The focus of DE&I. The key is to open doors to capable people of different races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, geographic regions, and professional backgrounds, who might otherwise be prevented from even stepping in because of the implicit biases of policymakers. Why is it so important to have a diverse workforce? Because customers, business allies, and competitors also come from different backgrounds, knowing them is good business.