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General Motors Joins Growing List of Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council-CAMSC- Corporate Members Committed to Supplier Diversity and Inclusion

Toronto, Ontario, NY – May 25, 2010 – CAMSC is proud to announce that General Motors has joined the roster of leading corporations who support its message of supplier diversity and inclusion in the Canadian and global markets, and, who pledge to make their supply chain more accessible to aboriginal and minority suppliers.

“Canada is an important market for GM, so developing a strong, capable and diverse supply base in Canada is important for our long-term success,” said Bob Socia, GM’s Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “At GM, we value diversity and will continue developing diversity in our supply base.  We look forward to building stronger  business relationships through our membership in CAMSC.”

“GM’s membership with CAMSC emphasizes the economic value of integrating Aboriginal and Minority firms into the supply chain of private sector corporations, creating win-win opportunities for all” notes Orrin Benn, President of CAMSC. “We look forward to introducing GM to Canada’s broad range of competitive and innovative aboriginal and minority owned suppliers.”

About General Motors Company

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908 and employs 205,000 worldwide, and does business in 140 countries across the globe.  GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 34 countries, which are sold and serviced in the following brands:  Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, FAW, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling.  GM’s largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Italy.

Supplier Diversity at General Motors

General Motors became the first automotive OEM to establish a formal supplier diversity program in 1968. Our mission then remains the same: To develop a competitive diverse supply base that will work with General Motors to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. It is General Motors’ policy to work with minorities, women, and small businesses. GM has over 400 certified minority and woman-owned companies. At GM, we recognize the positive impact of diverse businesses and their contributions to their communities and our products.


The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council – CAMSC – is an independent private sector led, non-profit membership organization. The vision of CAMSC is to be the leading business organization in Canada dedicated to the economic empowerment of socially and economically disadvantaged communities through business development and employment. CAMSC’s mission is to deliver programs to promote and facilitate procurement opportunities between major corporations in Canada and suppliers owned and operated by Canadian aboriginals and visible minorities.

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