• Nissan named one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • Nissan is one of 66 corporations to meet the rigorous standards to be recognized as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises in 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Nissan North America, Inc. has been named to the 18th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses. The award was presented at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises on Thursday in Dallas, Texas.

“We believe that excellence in our supplier diversity program and processes can result in greatness within supply chain management and lead to growth for all,” said Heath Holtz, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. “Nissan values inclusion in all areas of the business and strives to mirror the diversity of our consumer base and the communities where we do business.”

Nearly 40 percent of Nissan’s consumer base identifies as multicultural, and is a driving force for Nissan’s success*. Through the Supplier Diversity Initiative, Nissan is committed to encouraging relationships with diverse suppliers.

“We are proud to honor Nissan North America for choosing to set the standard for access and increase opportunities to women suppliers,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, president and CEO, WBENC, the nation’s leader in women’s business development.

*Based on calendar year 2017 sales data from I.H.S. Polk

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About WBENC 
WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 14,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.  For more information about the annual America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises, visit http://www.wbenc.org/americas-top-corporations-for-wbes.