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General Motors values and respects individual differences. We appreciate and celebrate the different perspectives and ideas of a well-rounded team. Empowering unique perspectives keeps GM on the cutting edge of technological innovation in the fast-paced automotive industry.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Supplier Diversity Program, please ensure your company meets the qualifications. Then click the "Register Now" button below to download the application. Once the form is complete, click the "Submit Form" button. Please expect at least 45 days for a response.

*Note: Application is best viewed with Adobe Acrobat 8 or more recent.




Minority Classifications

U.S.A.: Black American | Asian-Indian American | Asian-Pacific American | Hispanic American | Native American

Canada: Black Canadian | Asian-Indian Canadian | Asian-Pacific Canadian | Hispanic Canadian | Canadian Aboriginal

Accessibility Classifications
U.S.A.:Disability IN | Disabled Person


LGBTQ+ Classifications

U.S.A.: Lesbian | Gay | Bisexual | Transgender | Queer


Veteran Classifications

U.S.A.: Veteran | Service Disabled Veteran


Women Classifications

U.S.A.: Women

Canada: Women


Small Business Classifications

How to Qualify for the Small Business Program

In order for suppliers to qualify for the Small Business Program, suppliers must be self-certified as a small business within the applicable small business-size standards as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA):

  • Small Business Certified 8(a)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • HUB-Zone Small Business
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Women Owned Business


Key Criteria for Certification:

  • A for-profit business, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or one of its trust territories, or Canada
  • At least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by such individuals with U.S. or Canada Citizenship or Legal Resident Alien Status

GM uses national and regional 3rd party advocacy organizations to provide accurate certification status. Third party certification is not mandatory, but is preferred. Recognized certifying bodies are:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)*
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)*
  • Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
  • National Women Business Owners Corp (NWBOC)
  • Women's Business Enterprise of Canada (WBE Canada)
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

GM engages with additional advocacy organizations representing various segments of the diverse business community including; Disabled Business Owners and the SBA.

*or authorized affiliates

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