NISSAN DIVERSITY

We’re committed to diversity because we’re committed to excellence.

Initiative

Promoting diversity is just good business. Because our workplace, our marketplace, our community - they're all connected.

Our Corporate Diversity Initiative aims 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.

Achievements

Nissan named one of DiversityInc Magazine's 25 Noteworthy Companies for diversity for third year in a row, 2016

DiversityInc measures each company's response and assesses overall strength and year-to-year progress in four areas: talent pipeline, equitable talent development, CEO/senior leadership development and supplier diversity. One of the most successful aspects of our diversity strategy is to provide employees with shared interests and identities with the opportunity to work cross-functionally, driving a culture of inclusivity in our workplace.

Corporation of the Year Award 2016 Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index awards Nissan a perfect score 2016

100 Corporations of the Year 2015 WEUSA Women’s Enterprise Magazine

TSMSDC Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council’s Annual Impact Awards, 2016, 2015, 2014

WEUSA Women’s Enterprise Magazine’s “Top 100 Leaders in Supplier Diversity,” 2016

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Pro Patria Award, 2016

Nissan Diversity factory worker

Partnered for success

We’re working at the local and national level to support our communities through various partnerships and funding programs. Our partners include:

  • 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
  • OUT & EQUAL
  • RAINBOW PUSH
  • SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL HISPANIC ENGINEERS (SHPE)
  • TENNESSEE LATIN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (TLACC)
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • FUTURO
  • Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NLGBTCC)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Council of La Raza
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Urban League (NUL)
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • INROADS
  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS (NABA)

The Nissan Foundation dedicates 100% of its funds to organizations with educational programs that foster a greater appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity.

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.

Nissan Diversity factory suppliers

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). To be considered for a contracting opportunity through our Supplier Diversity Program, you will need to complete an online profile.

Nissan Diversity Nissan Titan factory front grille

In This Together

Nissan 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 desire to grow in a supportive and collaborative business environment.

Nissan Diversity female factory worker

Training

Our diversity education programs reinforce Nissan’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.

Nissan Supports Equality Nationwide

Nissan Supports Equality Nationwide

As part of our commitment to diversity, we proudly support the LGBTQ community as customers and employees. This includes engaging the community through the ongoing efforts of Nissan's Gay-Straight Alliance and partnerships with groups like Out and Equal and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NLGBTCC). Nissan also sponsored the 2016 National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association Media Summit and supported local Pride and other LGBTQ events across the country.

Nissan Diversity business synergy team

Business Synergy

Business Synergy Teams (BST) connect diverse groups of employees, with shared characteristics or interests, into high-functioning groups. These BSTs focus on supporting the member’s achievement of professional goals, through educational events, networking, enhancing business activities and decisions, and serving the communities in which we live. Since the first BST launched in 2007, Nissan employees have embraced these groups and have BSTs at every major U.S. location.

  • Women

    Founded in 2007, our purpose is to provide our members networking, professional development and community involvement opportunities.
  • VETERANS

    VBST goals are to engage employee veterans and seek opportunities to support and promote military activities within our Nissan community.
  • GENERATIONS

    To enhance the Nissan experience across all employee generations.
  • GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

    GSAN serves to be a catalyst for a culture of equality at Nissan that provides a safe, respectful, inclusive and supportive environment for all LGBT employees, vendor partners and customers along with their allies
  • WELLNESS AT WORK

    Our purpose is to promote a worksite culture that encourages and supports the employees’ desire to choose a healthy lifestyle.
  • MULTICULTURAL

    Our purpose is to promote and support diversity and inclusion within Nissan and the communities that we work and live.

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.

NAMAD RELATIONSHIP

NNA has a longstanding relationship with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) to ensure progress toward achieving a common goal of increasing the number of ethnic-minority owned dealerships in Nissan’s dealer network to better reflect the ethnic diversity among Nissan’s consumer base. Nissan supports the efforts of NAMAD in principle as well as financially through an annual corporate sponsorship.

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COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS

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

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Nissan Diversity new Nissan Titan in the factory

Join us as we carry our commitment to diversity and inclusion into the future.