GREENVILLE, S.C. — Forbes Magazine has lauded Michelin North America Inc. for its diverse workforce.
The magazine has named Michelin its 2022 Best Employer for Diversity in the automotive industry in the U.S.
Overall, Michelin was ranked the fifth best large employer
According to the French-based tire maker, the company is "dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace." The company said the honor spotlights "Michelin's commitment to providing motion for life for its 22,500 employees as well as its customers and communities where the company operates."
Felicia Sanders, chief human resources officer for Michelin North America, said respect for people is one of Michelin's core values.
"We are committed to supporting employees in reaching their full potential and creating a great place to work," she said. "At Michelin, we recognize and celebrate every employee. We believe each individual drives the ingenuity and success of our company, giving people everywhere motion for life."
The rankings are based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 60,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000. The evaluation was based on four criteria: direct recommendations, indirect recommendations, diversity among top executives and diversity engagement indicators.
Employees were asked to consider gender, ethnicity, age, disability and LGBTQ+ friendliness in responses.
Michelin has been included among the Best Employers for Diversity since 2020.
it is one of several honors gleaned Michelin North America has been recognized by several publications and organizations as a top employer:
- Named among the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune;
- Named among the top employers for women to work for in transportation by the Women in Trucking Association in 2021 ;
- Named among the best employers for veterans by Forbes magazine in 2021 ;
- Top employer by Black EOE Journal, Professional Woman's Magazine and Hispanic Network Magazine in 2021
- Top LGBTQ+ friendly company by Black EOE Journal, Professional Woman's Magazine and Hispanic Network Magazine in 2021.
Michelin said it is focused on "fostering inclusion for the workforce of today and tomorrow. In addition to training programs that offer employees opportunities to grow and advance, the tire maker said it "provides business resource groups that are created and led by employees who have shared life experiences across various diversity dimensions"
Michelin said the goal of each group is to help employees feel welcome and included, support employee engagement, encourage professional development and support business objectives.