Lear Corp., a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has been recognized by Ford Motor Co. as Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year for 2015.
Lear received the award from Ford at its 18th annual World Excellence Awards ceremony held in Dearborn, Michigan. These awards were presented to Ford suppliers that exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in 11 categories.
The Supplier Diversity Development Corporation of the Year Award honors the supplier that has excelled in integrating diversity into its organization and business processes.
“Our World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize suppliers that demonstrate a strong commitment to quality, performance and teamwork,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, global purchasing. “These award-winning companies, like Lear, have helped Ford deliver a breakthrough year, and we are thankful they are part of our One Ford team.
Matt Simoncini, Lear’s president and CEO, accepted the award on behalf of Lear and the company’s 136,000 employees, and commented, “Diversity is one of our core values, and we are committed to integrating diversity into everything we do. Diversity makes Lear a stronger and better company.”