Employee Diversity and Inclusion
We embrace diversity and inclusion at every level of the company, and take pride in a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. The different backgrounds, opinions, experiences and perspectives of our employees make us a stronger business, and help to foster a truly collaborative workplace.
“We recognize that having a diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to leverage a wider range of innovative ideas to make our customers’ lives better.”
How We Manage Diversity
Building an Inclusive Environment
Our diversity and inclusion vision is to have an environment that fosters skilled and motivated people working together to drive innovation and deliver results in support of our core business and emerging opportunities.
As an equal opportunity employer, Ford considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
We incorporate diversity throughout our enterprise to leverage our skills, drive business success and serve our communities. The inclusive environment also encourages our employees to recognize and respect colleagues’ differences, pursue professional and personal development, and maximize the benefits derived from a diverse workforce.
Exemplifying our approach, Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, and Mark Fields, our former President and CEO, made a joint statement to employees in late January 2017, saying that the company did not support President Trump’s executive order banning those from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the U.S. for a period of 90 days.
“Respect for all people is a core value of Ford Motor Company, and we are proud of the rich diversity of our company here at home and around the world. That is why we do not support this policy or any other that goes against our values as a company. We will continue working to ensure the well-being of our employees by promoting the values of respect and inclusion in the workplace.”