Ford wins Corporation of the Year award


The Ford Motor Company has been crowned Corporation of the Year by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.

The organisation, which sells a wide range of cars and equipment, including Ford Ka parts, picked up the award for the fourth consecutive year as a result of developing and mentoring small business projects.

The Corporation of the Year award honours companies that include certified minority suppliers in their procurement opportunities and firms that assist in the development of minority suppliers and promote supplier diversity within their operations.

Ford also toasted another success at the awards evening, as their Supplier Diversity Development programme director, Carla Traci Preston, picked up the individual award for achievements in supplier diversity.

This mantle, known as the Jethro Joseph Advocate of the Year award, recognised the fact that, in 2012, Ford bought $5.7 billion (approximately £35.6 billion) of products and services from minority-owned suppliers and $1.2 billion in goods and services from women-owned suppliers.

As a result, Preston received the award for "symbolising the spirit and intent of supplier diversity in minority economic development".

Louis Green, chief executive officer of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, said, "Ford Motor Company continues to be a leader when it comes to minority- and women-owned businesses.

"Ford's dedication and commitment to develop and maintain a diverse supplier base was established decades ago and will continue for decades to come."

So what does this mean for the Foray Motor Group's customers? Well, it highlights the fact that customers are not only buying a top-class car when they purchase from Foray, but that they will also be investing in a car from a company that has strong and admirable ethics.

If you would like to purchase a new Ford car, visit the Foray Motor Group website to find out where your nearest dealership is based.

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