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Nissan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NISSAN FOR EVERYONE. When everyone belongs, the power of NISSAN is undeniable.

Nissan Jeremie Papin







Nissan employee

Pillars, Plan & Success Metrics

People: Unlock every employee's potential to do the best work of their life.

Culture: Build a safe space where curiosity and openness drive innovation.

Partners: Create avenues of opportunity in our industry for employees, consumers, dealers, suppliers and the community.


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.

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

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Nissan Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report 2022

Nissan Group of the Americas is committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs and employees, customers, and partners feel respected, valued, and heard. We invite you to see how Nissan Americas is demonstrating our commitment in the 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report.

Supporting Initiatives

Nissan presents TIME Latino Leaders

Drivers of Tomorrow

Nissan has partnered with TIME to feature prominent U.S based Latino leaders who are forging new paths and sharing their creativity and talents with the world. From fashion to a more inclusive future to sharing stories with the world through music, watch the stories of those making an impact in their communities.

Nissan Pride Partners of Progress

Supporting LGBTQ+ Communities across the United States

Nissan continues its dedication to the LGBTQ+ community by sharing the stories of chosen families who are living their truth and using their voices to push the community forward on the road to equality. Nissan supports numerous pride events each year, keep an eye out for some upcoming events!

2023 Nissan BET awards

Nissan at the BET Awards

Nissan continues to be a proud sponsor of the 2023 BET and BET Hip Hop Awards. Together, we’ve continued to promote and celebrate the exciting talent of Black music artists. This program is committed to creating opportunities for Black creators in music and tech.

Nissan Black Effect Thrill of Possibility Summit HBCU scholars

The Thrill of Possibility: The Black Effect

In November 2022 Nissan proudly hosted its first-ever Black Effect Podcast Network's Thrill of Possibility Summit! The summit has amplified the talents of HBCU scholars through a professional development program designed to help the students break into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) industries.

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Accelerating Progress in Black Music & Tech

Nissan continues to amplify Black excellence in music by partnering with our Electric Beats producers and some of the most brilliant minds in music to empower the next generation of Black music creators. We're extending our mission-driven initiatives beyond Black History Month to make long-standing change in music and technology for the Black community. Stay tuned for what's next.

Supplier Diversity

We want our pool of suppliers and contractors to reflect the diversity of the consumers who buy our vehicles.

Dealer Diversity

Nissan’s Dealer Diversity program is the first of its kind for the company and the genesis of our recent increase in minority dealers. The program creates a purposeful partnership where:

  • Nissan places minority dealer candidates in healthy stores in great markets.
  • The dealer candidate is the owner day one, rather than a lengthy buy out process.
  • Financial, marketing and operational progress and planning are offered. 

Nissan values inclusion in all areas of our business, including procuring innovative goods and services and retailing our cars, as we work to prioritize the diversity of our customer base.

Community Partnerships

  • 100 Black Men Of Middle Tennessee
  • Out & Equal
  • Rainbow PUSH
  • Society Of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE)
  • Tennessee Latin American Chamber Of Commerce (TLACC)
  • Futuro
  • Nashville LGBT Chamber Of Commerce (NLGBTCC)
  • National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Urban League (NUL)
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • League Of United Latin American Citizens National Education Service Centers (LNESC)
  • National Society Of Black Engineers Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (NSBE SEEK)

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

Nissan Foundation

Nissan Foundation

The mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community by valuing cultural diversity. Created in 1992 as a compassionate response to the Rodney King trial verdict and subsequent riots in Southern California, the Nissan Foundation awards grants each summer to organizations promoting respect and understanding among cultural and ethnic groups.

Nissan diverse employment

In This Together

Nissan recognizes the importance and value of a diverse workforce. 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. We have made a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and we’re holding ourselves accountable. That is how change happens. This is not a moment in time, but a journey to a much stronger Nissan and society. 

Nissan Business Synergy Teams

Business Synergy Teams

Nissan has 10 Business Synergy Teams (BSTs) across the U.S. and Canada that connect employees – with shared characteristics or interests – build allies, and foster a company culture where all employees feel supported and included. The BSTs include:

  • Black Employees of Nissan (BEN)
  • Gay Straight Alliance at Nissan (GSAN)
  • Generations 
  • Interfaith (iN)
  • Multicultural (MBST)
  • Nissan Alliance of Parents (NAP) 
  • The Green Team
  • Veterans (VBST) 
  • Wellness at Work 
  • Women (WBST) 

Nissan Programs

Nissan champions diversity and inclusion in all areas of our company as we pursue sustainable growth for the future along with our stakeholders. Having goal-oriented diversity programs across Nissan ensures we're moving forward in achieving our commitments to properly representing the communities we work with.

Nissan NAMAD

NAMAD Relationship

NNA has a longstanding relationship with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) to ensure progress in 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 through an annual corporate sponsorship.

Nissan interns

College Internships

Since the early 80’s Nissan has utilized a nationally recognized college internship program to identify and prepare talented students for Nissan employment. Through partnerships with minority organizations and numerous scholarship programs, Nissan aims to develop and place minority youth into the business and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Nissan DEI careers

Equal Opportunities at Nissan

Nissan is an equal opportunity employer. It is Nissan’s policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants with regard to company decisions related to employment, training, retention, promotion, transfers, discipline and termination. Nissan will treat all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competence and without regard to any individual’s age, disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, marital or veteran status or additional characteristics protected by applicable state, provincial or federal law.

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