PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Adient (NYSE : ADNT ), a global leader in automotive seating, has been recognized by Minority Business USA as one of its Corporate 101: America's Most Admired Corporations in Supplier Diversity.
The company was honored for its commitment to innovative supplier development initiatives and its strong participation with minority supplier development councils.
Adient's mentoring programs and support for diversity from senior management also distinguished the company.
"Fostering diversity is an important part of Adient's values," said Bruce McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Adient. "Being honored as a most admired corporation in this important area means that we are living our values and realizing the tremendous benefits embracing diversity brings to our business."
Adient operates an innovative program to recruit and develop diverse suppliers. The company is a member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a non-profit organization created in 2001 made up of 27 Fortune-level corporations that each spend $1 billion or more annually on a Tier 1 basis on supplier diversity.
The Corporate 101 award emphasizes the important role corporations play in supporting supplier diversity initiatives. Each year, the MBN USA Editorial Board selects its list of corporations that fully embrace supplier diversity – the Corporate 101.
According to MBN USA, the Corporate 101 list for 2017 represents supplier diversity's elite. Companies chosen reflect the level of commitment and support that is contributing to the continued growth and development of diverse suppliers.
Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 86,000 employees operating 250 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year. For more information on Adient, please visit adient.com.