Standard Motor Products (SMP) strives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our policies and practices because we believe an equitable environment of diverse people, working together, aids our success. A single person or a singular mindset cannot sustain a global operation such as SMP.

Who we are.

At SMP, a culture of diversity has always been the force that drives us forward. Our foundation was built upon the legacy of diverse individuals with an unwavering commitment to an inclusive workplace. We will continue this legacy by fostering the creative, innovative and unique ideas of our employees, which allows them to excel.

What we do.

We are building a fluid and comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy as a roadmap for the collective success of all our stakeholders from every background.

How we do it.

We achieve our DE&I goals by listening, engaging and creating an environment where each employee feels valued and empowered, through the intentional promotion of policies and practices that fosters a rewarding work-life environment for our employee-family.


Inclusion means everyone.

We achieve our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals by supporting a workforce where each employee feels valued, empowered, and fully engaged in their work. We are developing a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy as a roadmap for our collective success. These measures include the formation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce, which works to devise strategies for training, education, and empowerment of employees as well as recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. Concrete actions include in-depth reviews of hiring practices and affirmative outreach to ensure proper applicant flow from communities of color and women.

Do you have what it takes to become an Inclusive Champion?


The journey to sustainable, organizational inclusion starts from within...

Individually, each of us must be willing to commit, both publicly and privately, to make inclusion a personal priority in our decision making character.  Once we’ve made the commitment to becoming an Inclusion Champion, and made it a personal priority, we need to begin being intentional about what inclusion actually looks like.  Operating in this mindset will equip us to start thinking and leading inclusively.

So what does inclusion look like?!?!  Most research agrees that Inclusion Champions tend to share six (6) behavioral traits that not only promotes diversity, but also cultivates a work environment that allows everyone to thrive. View the image above to learn what those six traits are.

DEI Employee Spotlight

Periodically, SMP will be spotlighting members of our diverse family.
Please meet Carly Kemp, Key Program and Account Manager, OE and Special Markets.

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I joined the SMP team through the Annex/GwoYng acquisition in 2014. To my surprise, this transition has offered me an infinite amount of unexpected opportunity.

However, my life’s journey has not always reflected such potential. During my senior year of high school I had my first child and was unsure of what I wanted to pursue professionally. One thing I was sure of, being part of an organization that focused on family, growth, and education. As life would have it, I wasn’t able to pursue a traditional collegiate path. When SMP acquired Annex I was a mother of two, working full time as a Senior Customer Service Representative, and going to school part time at a community college. After starting at SMP, I poured into my work while going to school full time and adding a third child to the family mix. Through hard work and dedication to our customers, I was promoted to Customer Service Manager in Lewisville and most recently promoted in to the Special Markets Sales Group. I am so grateful to SMP for providing me the opportunity to learn about the many aspects of our industry through our educational benefits and my amazing peers and mentors who constantly pour into my development. Thank you everyone for letting me be me!





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