We are committed to diversity, both internally within our workforce and
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
President & Chief Executive Officer
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
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
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
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
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
1359 Broadway Suite 1000
New York, NY 10018
Small Business Administration's 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business
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)
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60606
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
282 Richmond St. East, #101
Toronto, Ontario MSA 1P4
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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