Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc., was awarded the 2021 AASA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award on November 3 at the AAPEX show in Las Vegas.
“Delphi Technologies has a long history of walking the walk,” said Megan Gardner, Director of Membership and Engagement with AASA. “They continuously set the bar high for their organization and in doing so, challenge others to follow suit in the honorable fight for DEI and a healthy company culture.”
Borg Warner provides their employees with extensive programs and leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and cultivates a workplace where diversity is welcomed, and employees are given opportunities to discuss inclusion openly. They created regional DEI councils that review policies and procedures to ensure they are serving the needs of their employee base and implemented a global company ratio compensation analysis to take a stand against unconscious bias. To take it a step further, they also have specific trainings to help their workforce understand unconscious bias and how to overcome it. It is clear that DEI is core to their success, employee retention, and culture.
“When we’re in an environment where everyone can be true to themselves, happiness and productivity come naturally,” said Anita Barlow, Managing Director, Remanufacturing, North America with Delphi Technologies. “This is critical in building high-performing teams, not just from a business perspective, but also a human one. When we feel like we can be ourselves, we feel a sense of inclusion and belongingness. This helps us from a company point of view to improve retention, productivity, and bottom-line profitability.”
Barlow was invited by Gardner on stage to receive this award on behalf of Delphi Technologies Aftermarket, and then participated in a quick Q&A on their councils, implementation of DEI, and the strong reputation Delphi Technologies has earned by simply doing the right thing.
AASA (www.aftermarketsuppliers.org) exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues, and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, Connecting Members to What Matters.”
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a global product leader in delivering innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for the vehicle market. Building on its original equipment expertise, BorgWarner also brings market leading product and service solutions to the global aftermarket. With manufacturing and technical facilities in 96 locations in 22 countries, the company employs approximately 50,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com. Delphi Technologies is a trademark of BorgWarner Inc. For more information, please visit delphiautoparts.com.
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