We are committed to diversity, both internally within our workforce and externally
within our supply base. We instituted our Supplier Diversity Program to bring
awareness and emphasis to our practices, and to provide a competitive edge with
our customers. Thirty years later, we continue to grow our commitment and
purchases from our diversity business partners.
We embrace diversity as a way of business. In this spirit, our Supplier Diversity Program is designed to develop and foster strategic supplier relationships with companies owned by minorities, women and veterans, as well as small business enterprises. Our vision is to develop a strong foundation of highly qualified suppliers that can provide us with exceptional products and services.
At Navistar, diversity is not only the right thing to do, it is the prudent thing to do. Our
focus on diversity will continue to be an integral component of our business strategy.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Vice President Global Procurement
Who Qualifies for Navistar’s Supplier Diversity Program
A small business refers to a U.S. for-profit business that meets the U.S. Small Business Administration’s established numerical definitions of small business or size standards.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/am-i-small-business-concern.
A minority-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by a minority group. Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Native American.
A woman-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by a woman.
A veteran-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by veterans. A veteran is a person who served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. Reservists or members of the National Guard called to federal active duty or disabled from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or while in training status also qualify as a veteran.
Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business
A service-disabled veteran-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by service-disabled veterans; or in the case of a veteran with a permanent and severe disability, a spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; and some businesses may be owned and operated by an eligible surviving spouse. A service-disabled veteran is a veteran who possesses either a disability rating letter issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, establishing a service-connected rating between 0 and 100 percent, or a disability determination from the Department of Defense. Reservists or members of the National Guard disabled from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or while in training status also qualify.
8(a) Certified Business
An 8(a) certified business refers to a business that participates in the 8(a) business development program, which is a program that offers a broad scope of assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged firms.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/8a-business-development-0.
Small Disadvantaged Business
A small disadvantaged business refers to a small business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated on a daily basis by one or more disadvantaged persons. A disadvantaged person includes Black, Hispanic, Native, Asian Pacific, and Subcontinent Asian Americans.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/disadvantaged-businesses.
HUBZone Certified Business
A HUBZone certified business refers to a small business that is located in HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone), is owned and controlled by one or more United States Citizens, and at least 35% of its employees reside in a HUBZone.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/understanding-hubzone-program.
AbilityOne Qualified Nonprofit Agency
An AbilityOne qualified nonprofit agency refers to a nonprofit agency that participates in the AbilityOne Program. To participate in the AbilityOne Program, nonprofit agencies must associate with either NIB (National Industries for the Blind) or NISH. The AbilityOne Program is a federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment.
For more information visit: //www.abilityone.gov.
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Regional Affiliates
1040 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Small Business Administration's 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business Programs
409 3rd St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20416
Women's Business Enterprises National Council (WBENC)
1120 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 950
Washington, D.C. 20036
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)
105 West Adams Street, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60603
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
317 Renfrew Drive, Suite 102
L3R 9S8, Canada
Women's Business Business Development Council (WBDC)
8 South Michigan Ave., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
At Navistar, we believe that in order to remain competitive and profitable in the 21st century, we must engage in business activities with diverse suppliers, and that is imperative for both us and our suppliers to support diverse business development. Navistar's prime suppliers are expected to support us by making every effort to provide contract opportunities to diverse suppliers.
As a result of our strong support of diverse and small business development, we have implemented a Second Tier Reporting System, which requires all prime suppliers with the contracts of $650,000 or more to report their diversity spend quarterly directly into our database. This is considered our Second Tier Spend.
To begin reporting Second-Tier Spend, please complete Navistar’s Supplier Diversity Registration.
Supplier Diversity Registration
If you'd like to talk to us about how your company can meet our cost, quality, and delivery objectives as a supplier, please register with Navistar at www.navistar.com/supplierdiversityportal.
For questions regarding Navistar’s Supplier Diversity program, please email: email@example.com.
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