The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has named FCA US LLC one of America’s Top Corporations supporting Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.
“Supplier diversity has been embedded in this company for the past 35 years and together with our diverse suppliers we are able to contribute to our mutual growth,” said Scott Thiele, Chief Purchasing Officer, FCA. “The support WBENC provides for women-owned businesses not only strengthens the automotive industry, but also helps inject the voice of women into every vehicle we make.”
FCA US received the honor at the 2018 WBENC Summit & Salute on March 22, 2018, in Dallas. The Company was among 66 organizations that met the rigorous standards to be recognized as one of America’s Top Corporations supporting supplier diversity. This is the sixth consecutive year FCA US has received this recognition.
“America’s Top Corporations know that stronger WBEs will drive new sources of revenue, deepen customer satisfaction and generate a stronger economy,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development.
FCA US supplier diversity goals require that seven percent of its procurement buy be sourced to certified women-owned businesses. In 2017, FCA US spent more than $3 billion with strategic WBEs.