Henry Ford saw the wisdom of creating a diverse workforce, long before such a concept was embraced by other business leaders. A century later, we continue to attract a highly skilled and committed workforce that reflects diversity across culture, ethnicity, race, perspective, age, religion, physical ability and sexual orientation.
The business case for diversity is strong. Companies with global and diverse workforces have better chances of succeeding with a diverse, international customer base.
Throughout the history of Ford Motor Company, inclusion has been as much a part of the Company’s success as the products our diverse employee base has created. Ford is a leader in diversity and inclusion, and both remain key business strategies. Our diversity makes us a better and stronger Company, by bringing in fresh ideas, perspectives, experiences and life responsibilities, and by fostering a truly collaborative workplace.
We have received hundreds of diversity awards in recent years from publications and organizations recognizing the value the Company places on building a diverse and inclusive culture. Our employees also recognize Ford’s efforts in this area. According to our 2012 Pulse survey, 86 percent of our workers globally believe Ford’s management is committed to diversity. This is up from 82 percent in 2011 and is one of the highest scores on Pulse survey topics.
Detailed information on our U.S. workforce by minority groups and gender can be found in our Engagement and Community data.
Read more about Ford’s history of diversity and inclusion.
“Ford is a global business. We have a lot of talented people working together, and our performance will be determined by the breadth and the depth of our inclusion of all of our people. The more we embrace our differences within Ford – diversity of thought, experience, perspective, race, gender, faith and more – the better we can deliver what the customers want and the more successful Ford will be.”
Alan R. Mulally, President and Chief Executive Officer