Corporate Responsibility

Ford honours Umicore at Annual Awards

Umicore has been recognised as a top-performing global supplier for Ford Motor Company at the 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Only 88 companies were selected as finalists from thousands of Ford suppliers globally.

Umicore was presented with a World Excellence Award by Ford Motor Company’s Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, global operations, and Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president, product development and purchasing.

“Our World Excellence awards recognise the outstanding achievements of Ford Motor Company’s top-performing suppliers around the world,” said Thai-Tang. “Suppliers like Umicore are key to Ford’s continued success as we work towards our goal of becoming world’s most trusted mobility company.”

 Honourees were recognised for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in a variety of categories, including:

  • Primary Brand Pillars – quality, green, safe and smart
  • Aligned Business Framework principles focused on quality, delivery, value and innovation
  • Lincoln Luxury
  • Supplier Diversity Development.

Umicore was also recognised by Ford of Europe for its commitment and outstanding progress in building a diverse and inclusive culture, which includes its commitment to gender diversity, mentoring, different focuses, mentorship, mental health, and emotional intelligence.

Marc Grynberg, CEO of Umicore: “We are really proud of receiving such prestigious awards which recognise the hard work and creativity of our colleagues to offer Ford Motor Company a superlative technological solution in record time as well as our initiatives to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.”