Hyundai’s Mission to Diversify
A few months ago, I wrote an article about Tesla Incorporated and broke down their diversity and inclusion report for the past year. The American car manufacturer has become one of the leaders in green technology with Tesla rolling out electric vehicles and producing hundreds of thousands of solar panels. Though Tesla’s diversity and inclusion report was full of good information, I thought I’d put it to the test against their technology competitor Hyundai. Today, we break down and pick apart Hyundai’s diversity and inclusion website and see how they compare to American tech giants Tesla.
Like Tesla, Hyundai Motor America prides itself on its diversity and inclusion mission statements. Hyundai has committed to “hire and retain an executive management and employee staff based on the equal participation and opportunity for all, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, or any other legally protected characteristic.” Hyundai later states that company diversity “makes us stronger” and allows “unique individual contributions across organizations to challenge conventional thinking”.
Like Tesla, Hyundai Motor America also has a wide variety of Employee Resource Groups so that employees can feel safe within a group of similar persons. A few of the Employee Resource Groups include Young Leaders -Millennials ERG, Women @Hyundai -Women’s ERG, Hyundai Soul -African American/Black ERG, Amigos Unidos -Hispanic/Latino ERG, Equality -LGBTQ ERG, #BecasueAsian -Asian ERG, Stars & Stripes -Veterans ERG, and Hyundai CARES -Disabilities ERG. Each Employee Resource Group is systematically set up to promote diversity amongst employees within Hyundai. The company is committed to expanding both its inclusion and diversity and its Employee Resource Groups.
One aspect of the Hyundai diversity website I was disappointed with was the lack of transparency regarding diversity and inclusion numbers. I was unable to locate any sort of charts or graphs regarding employee or management diversity breakdowns. Though I’m sure Hyundai is eagerly working on diversification within its employees, I would have liked to see more clarity. You can check out the Hyundai diversity website yourself by clicking HERE or by visiting www.hyundaidiversity.com.