Meritor, Inc., a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, is supporting the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion through a donation and its participation in the 65th Annual Humanitarian Tribute Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Meritor Trust Fund recently contributed $5,000 to support Michigan Roundtable's mission and programs that advance diversity and build more inclusive communities.
"We believe strongly in our own mission to create a culture that embraces diversity and builds inclusive workplace environments and communities," said Larry Ott, senior vice president, Global Human Resources. "We all benefit from the broader understanding and new perspectives diversity brings, which leads to greater creativity and improved productivity."
Meritor focuses its diversity initiatives on the following three components:
Workforce: Meritor employs approximately 10,000 people in 19 countries representing many cultures.
Workplace: Meritor's business resource groups are one example of how the company fosters an inclusive culture of mutual respect. These groups support employee training, workplace policy initiatives, community service programs and partnerships, supplier events, employee networking, coaching and speaking events, to promote and achieve Meritor's diversity goals.
Marketplace: Meritor is committed to building relationships with diverse organizations and utilizing diverse suppliers to position our company to better meet the needs of our customers globally. University relations, charitable contributions, supplier diversity programs and partnerships with diverse community and professional organizations play a crucial role in this effort.
Members of Meritor's Business Resource Groups will attend the Michigan Roundtable luncheon. The event celebrates three leaders from various sectors of society who have made a significant difference in the quality of life in the community. This year's honorees include: Joyce Hayes Giles, DTE Energy; Matt Cullen, Rock Ventures LLC; and the Sphinx Organization founded by Aaron Dworkin.