In addition to the minority dealership programs, we embrace the ingenuity that comes from having every perspective at the table and are committed to providing opportunities for diverse suppliers.
Since 1983, the Company has purchased over $80 billion from minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned suppliers. In 2019, FCA US spent over $8 billion with more than 300 diverse suppliers.
Our supplier diversity goals require that up to 8.5 percent of a tier-one supplier spend be sourced to certified minority-owned businesses, 3 percent sourced with women-owned businesses and 1 percent sourced with veteran-owned businesses. Furthermore FCA focuses on inclusion by sourcing from certified LGBTQ-owned and disable-owned suppliers.
Our dedication to supplier diversity has led us to create innovative programs, such as our annual MatchMaker event, which provides diverse businesses access to our leadership and buyers, tier one suppliers and leaders from advocacy and certifying organizations. Now in its 21st year, MatchMaker has generated more than $3.0 billion in new business opportunities for minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ, disabled and small businesses.
In 2019, FCA US received the following honors for its supplier diversity efforts:
Benchmark Corporation of the Year from Rainbow Push Coalition
Corporation of the Year from the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Supplier Excellence Awards from the Great Lakes Women Business Council
America’s Top Corporation from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
President's Award Nominee from Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council