GREENVILLE, S.C., March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelin has been ranked No. 13 by Minority Engineer magazine among the top 50 companies for minority engineers in 2019. As a sustainable mobility company, providing a diverse and inclusive work environment supports Michelin's purpose to create a better way forward for its customers, communities and employees.
As the only tire manufacturer represented on the list, Michelin was included based on the results of an annual survey conducted in 2018 with randomly selected readers of Minority Engineer magazine.
"Michelin is honored to be recognized for our diversity and inclusion initiatives for the second consecutive year," said Dave Stafford, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America. "As Forbes' No. 1 large employer, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment enhances our strength and potential as a company, and we strive for every employee to feel welcomed, valued and included."
Michelin launched its first annual corporate diversity report in 2018 that highlights the Company's diversity and inclusion initiatives, in addition to Michelin's commitment to hire diverse employees.
Michelin created its internship and co-op programs in 2015 to attract diverse college students in the engineering field. Over time, both programs have evolved to create a pipeline for full-time positions. Michelin provides a full-time, 40-hour per week schedule with hands-on experience in a project that is assigned to each student, in addition to participation in community service and networking programs.
In addition to immersive training programs that offer employees opportunities to grow and advance, Michelin provides business resource groups that are created and led by employees who have shared life experiences across various diversity dimensions. The goal of each group is to help employees feel welcome and included, support employee engagement, encourage professional development, and support business objectives.
Minority Engineer is a career magazine for students, entry-level and professional engineers who are members of minority groups. Each year readers select the top U.S. companies and government agencies for which they would most prefer to work, or believe would provide a positive working environment for engineers who are members of minority groups.
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of "Best Large Employers in America" for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at jobs.michelinman.com.