“As a world company, this is one family, and as such a family, we know no national boundaries; we know no racial boundaries.” --J. Irwin Miller, Former Chairman, Cummins Engine Co. Speaking in 1969 For complete audio quote, click here: J. Irwin Miller on Diversity
When you are a global company serving a broad range of customers on every continent, you strive to draw your workforce from an equally broad base. In turn, you do business with suppliers that are as diverse as your product offerings and customers.
Cummins Inc. came to that conclusion years ago because it makes good business sense – for the Company and all the communities where we have operations and sell our products.
Our supplier diversity initiatives are not set-asides or quota programs; they are efforts to open up the competitive business playing field to qualified suppliers who can help Cummins achieve our goal to provide the highest quality at the lowest possible cost to our customers around the world.
Diversity is essential to Cummins' overall growth, and suppliers reap the benefits when they also seek to do business with companies classified as diverse.
Not only is Cummins committed to doing business with qualified diverse and Small business concerns, we are also supportive of our suppliers who do the same. The spending is categorized as Tier 2, and Cummins keeps track of that activity.
Some suppliers say they need help finding businesses that meet diversity requirements. Not only do we keep track of the activity, we can help our suppliers find diverse businesses with The Diverse Supplier Profile Booklet (click the link below), which offers a glimpse of companies in a full range of commodities across the U.S.
Much of this information is focused on the U.S., where diversity goals are mature. But other regions where Cummins does business also have programs to identify and promote the growth – especially – of minority businesses. Please get in touch with Cummins’ Supplier Diversity group at firstname.lastname@example.org.