Harley Davidson Inc.

Business Inclusion

Challenge

Harley-Davidson is committed to maintaining an inclusive supply base through dynamic business and cultural shifts.

Actions

We challenged the status quo and expanded our supplier diversity spend with businesses with disabilities, veteran-owned and LGBTQ-owned businesses.  Our 2018 Business Inclusion strategy focused on building internal and external engagement across the enterprise footprint. This model better mirrors our corporate commitment to D&I and reflects the vision of More Roads to Harley-Davidson.

Outcomes

Intentional focus on engagement internally and externally provides the awareness our supplier selection teams need to make the best choice for the company and positions suppliers for consideration. These thoughtful, purposeful steps resulted in modest growth for our diverse supply base. Harley-Davidson was amongst the honorees of the Minority Business News USA 2018 Best of the Decade for our efforts.

Freedom is personal.  When we think about our company Purpose to fulfill dreams of personal freedom and as we all see the meaning we bring to a world of individuals who use Harley-Davidson to make a statement about who they are, diversity is as powerful an idea in our business as you can get.  With our powerful purpose, we are striving to be the most customer-led company on the planet.  We’ll only truly get there with a genuine curiosity and passion for the great diversity in our world and by reflecting that in all we do, how we act and what we believe.”

Matthew S. Levatich, CEO, Harley Davidson Inc.

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