October 14, 2004

DaimlerChrysler Canada announces its participation in Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)

Windsor, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler Canada announced its participation in a new non-profit organization, the Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC). CAMSC was created to promote purchasing from Aboriginal and minority enterprises by large corporations.

“DaimlerChrysler has actively supported minority businesses for more than 20 years, and we will continue to create innovative programs that help to diversify our supplier community,” said Jethro Joseph, Senior Manager of Diversity Supplier Development, Chrysler Group. “With the creation of CAMSC, the practice of minority supplier development is taking root in Canada.”

CAMSC will help Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses of all sizes gain access to new procurement opportunities. It will also assist major corporations improve efficiency and innovation by linking them to enterprising, smaller suppliers. CAMSC has been established with assistance from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a U.S. organization providing increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses.

“The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council will help DaimlerChrysler ensure that all suppliers are given fair and equal consideration,” Joseph added.

Last year, DaimlerChrysler was among industry leaders in diversity procurement. Eleven percent (U.S.$3 billion) of the company’s domestic spend went to minority-owned suppliers.

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