Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. (VTNA) has created a Supplier Diversity Office to implement a corporate-wide supplier diversity program.
"Developing a diverse supplier base is as important to our company as it is to many of our customers," noted president Michel Gigou. "Creating this new office is the first step toward our goal of implementing a world-class supplier diversity program."
Named supplier diversity manager, Steve Humphrey will lead a cross-functional purchasing team representing Volvo's North American truck operations. Humphrey will report to Carlos Hungria, vp of purchasing.
Additionally, an executive steering council, consisting of Gigou and other senior company officers, has been established to oversee what VTNA termed a “significant corporate-wide initiative.”
According to VTNA, the Supplier Diversity Office “will assist diverse suppliers (minority, women, veteran and service-disabled owned businesses) in gaining insights and developing effective approaches for conducting business with Volvo.”