DE&I & SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AT MOTION
Getting the right person in the right job while creating opportunities in an inclusive environment for women and diverse employees to thrive and succeed.
Motion has always been committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) throughout all levels of the organization. Our teammates around the world reflect the communities and cultures we serve. We believe in a work environment built on respect, dignity, and fairness towards everyone, where people feel a sense of belonging, and all voices are welcome and valued. We denounce racism and bigotry wherever they exist and support those who peacefully further the ideals of inclusiveness, nonviolence, and equal treatment.
To advance our commitment to DE&I, we established a formal Director of DE&I position and strengthened our equal employment opportunity policies. Going forward, our goal is to increase diversity at all levels, by advancing our existing team members and encouraging the external recruitment, hiring, and retention of qualified women and minorities.
Our DE&I Roadmap
In 2021, Motion concluded the Mi Path pilot process, where a diverse group of high-performing employees from the distribution centers completed a career succession program that catapulted them to next level positions in other departments.
At Motion, we know that promoting from within is not enough to complete our internal goals for diversity. As such, we created a strategic roadmap to recruiting. These initiatives will allow us to reach further into the market to attract new, diverse talent.
Today, we attend 20+ recruiting events annually at a variety of colleges. As part of our roadmap initiatives, we have partnered with historically Black colleges and universities to become more integral to these institutions; we’ll attend campus recruiting events, but have also paired with them to share our story and case studies in the classroom. By driving awareness of our organization with these candidates, we will move toward our diversity goals.
In addition to changing our approach to in person recruiting events, we have also expanded our online presence. We are actively recruiting via Handshake Premium. This will allow us to run targeted recruiting campaigns and host career events attracting new talent.
Motion recognizes the great sacrifices military members and veterans have made in support of our great nation. We deeply appreciate the service of our veterans and guard/reserve members and we are always looking to add strong leaders and talented individuals to our growing team. Today, Motion has approximately 300 military veterans from all branches of service, working across the United States in various roles within the company (branches, distribution centers, repair shops, and our corporate HQ in Birmingham, AL). If you are interested in joining the Motion team, please visit our Careers Page to learn more, or click here for additional information regarding our benefits.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND 2022 SPEND
The mission of supplier diversity at Motion is to promote inclusiveness and economic value through the support of diverse companies in our supply chain.
Motion is committed to inclusion and maintaining relationships with those enterprises capable of supplying goods and services which meet the needs of both Motion and its customer base. In doing so, Motion maintains a positive economic impact on communities as well as the overall value chain.
Our Supply Chain team works directly with potential and established suppliers to:
In 2022, Motion spent approximately:
Our Supply Chain team interfaces with our sales team and customers to: