Overview


As an international corporation, we're committed to diversity because we're committed to excellence.

At Nissan in North America, diversity means opportunities for our entire workforce, respect for all individuals and inclusion of new ideas and viewpoints. Diversity strengthens us as individuals and as a company, better preparing us to create quality products.


Workplace. Marketplace. Community. Nissan in North America values diversity in all of our relationships.

Initiative


Nissan North America's (NNA's) Board of Directors launched its Corporate Diversity Initiative in 1998. The initiative is now led by the U.S. Management Committee (MC-US), which consists of Vice Presidents, Sr. Vice Presidents and Presidents of Nissan's US Affiliates. The goal of the initiative is to improve business results by ensuring that our core businesses (Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Design, Procurement, and administrative support functions) meet the distinct needs of an increasingly diverse customer base and labor market.


Letter of Commitment
At Nissan, diversity is important to our continued success. The talented men and women throughout our company reflect many cultures and bring many varied points of view to their work. The core principles of diversity - fairness, respect and inclusion - come naturally for a corporation that takes pride in its multicultural roots and outlook.

NNA's senior management team is committed to providing an environment that leverages the unique talents of each person, encourages a variety of ideas and opinions, and inspires team behavior and respect for individuals. We want an environment where employees of all races, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or ethnicity feel their contributions are welcome and valued. We also want to nurture diversity among our dealer body and supplier base. The richness of diversity is woven into our performance and global experience, and that richness should be reflected in the communities where we work and live, evident to our customer base and all our stakeholders.

At Nissan, we strive to reflect the world we serve. Our senior management team supports our ongoing diversity efforts to ensure that this commitment is upheld throughout our company. Fairness, respect and inclusion are not merely admirable qualities - they are essential to the cross-functional teamwork that is at the heart of Nissan's performance.

Carlos Ghosn
Chairman, Management Committee Americas
President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


Workforce Diversity
NNA recognizes the importance and value of a diverse workforce. We demonstrate this through our minority recruitment and retention efforts. Moreover, we're committed to finding ways to create career opportunities for our employees who have both the personal attributes and the desire to grow in a supportive and collaborative business environment. Below we've highlighted our recruitment, development, training and mentoring efforts.


NNA Mentoring Program
As part of its commitment to diversity and employee development, NNA launched its annual "Nissan Mentoring Program" at NNA, LA and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. The mentoring program was developed to help a diverse pool of high potential employees achieve their personal and professional development goals with the assistance of a mentor.


Diversity Training
NNA's mandatory diversity education programs reinforce the company's commitment to diversity, while ensuring that employees have the skills and knowledge to carry out their individual responsibilities. The program communicates the importance of establishing a respectful work environment that maximizes the performance of every employee and enhances the company's ability to attract and retain the best talent. The emphasis on understanding, valuing and leveraging differences is also linked to our ability to compete effectively in an ever-changing marketplace.

Programs

Nissan values inclusion in all areas of our business as we strive to mirror the diversity of our customer base and the communities where we do business. We are committed to procuring innovative goods and services, retailing our cars and communicating from a diverse perspective which will help us continue to offer our customers competitively designed, market-driven products.


Supplier Diversity
Nissan is committed to encouraging relationships with diverse suppliers. This commitment is grounded in the definitions of a minority-owned or woman-owned business, as developed by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).


For more information, go to the NMSDC web site or WBENC web site.


MBE/WBE Registration
Diverse companies that meet the criteria outlined NMSDC or WBENC have an opportunity to apply to deliver goods and services to Nissan North America, Inc (NNA). To be considered for a contracting opportunity through our Supplier Diversity Program, you will need to:


Complete the online profile Nissan Potential Supplier Profile


Minority Communications
NNA recognizes the importance of strategic communications with all of its different ethnic consumers. To achieve the right balance, and make our advertising as culturally relevant as possible, Nissan has formed partnerships with a number of advertising and public relations firms.


NAMAD Relationship
NNA has partnered with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) to ensure that we are taking necessary steps to successfully achieve our objective of increasing the minority representation of our dealer body. In addition, we have been a corporate sponsor of the Annual NAMAD conference for the past four years.


For more information about NAMAD go to the NAMAD web site.


To apply for a dealership franchise under the Dealer Diversity Initiative:
Download the application provided below and send it to:
Nissan North America, Inc.
One Nissan Way
Franklin, TN 37067
Attn: Manager, Strategic Representation


Mailing Address:
Nissan North America, Inc.
P.O. Box 685001
Franklin, TN 37068-5001
Attn: Manager, Strategic Representation

Download the Dealer Diversity Initiative Application.


College Internships-INROADS
Since the early 80's, NNA has utilized the nationally recognized INROADS college internship program to identify and prepare talented minority students for NNA employment. The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

For more information, go to the INROADS web site.

Dealers


At Nissan, we are aware of the importance of communicating with an increasingly diverse customer base. We recognize the business commitment that is needed for Nissan to continue to be a highly regarded, profitable company.
We have the following strategies in place:
* Monitoring and tracking our progress of identifying and attracting minority candidates
* Using the open point filter — consider minority candidates first for all open points
* Continuing our strategic relationship with National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) to identify qualified minority candidates
* Sponsoring the NAMAD annual conference



Becoming a Dealer
If you are interested in finding out more information about becoming a Nissan or Infiniti Dealer, please contact one of the following Market Representation Managers in your area of the country:

Nissan Market Representation Managers:


Midwest
600 Enterprise Street
Aurora, IL 60504-8139
(630) 851-8000


Northeast
1501 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873-1269
(732) 805-3100


West
20 Pacifica, Suite 1200
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 705-4700


Central
4400 Regent Blvd.
Irving, TX 75063-2400
(972) 915-7000


Southeast
2839 Paces Ferry Rd., Overlook Suite
Altanta, GA 30339
(770) 437-7400

Infiniti Market Representation Managers:


Infiniti West
20 Pacifica, Suite 1200
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 705-4800


Infiniti East
1501 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 805-0800