Nissan Is Among Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity
Earlier this week, Nissan announced that it was named to DiversityInc’s list of 25 Noteworthy Companies for diversity. This marks the second year in a row that Nissan has made the cut. A big reason that Nissan earned this recognition is its “extensive support of employee resource groups.” In fact, Nissan has more than 20 of these groups, aimed at raising cultural awareness at work and serving as ambassadors to the community for Nissan and developing programs to support diversity.
“With the most diverse consumer base of any automaker, we understand the importance of engaging employees and consumers in an authentic way,” commented Jeffrey Webster, who is Nissan’s director of Diversity and Inclusion. “That’s why we take a well-rounded approach to diversity, working cross-functionally and involving both employees and community partners.”
Some of the diverse groups that Nissan supports include America’s LGBT community, the Hispanic community, the African-American community, and more. Nissan has supported these groups through donations, mentoring programs, public statements, alliances, and other ways, to benefit its own employees and the customers that support Nissan and the automotive industry.
In fact, the Nissan Foundation dedicates all of its funds to those organizations that aim to promote cultural diversity, easily landing it a spot on DiversityInc’s list.