Avis Budget Group, Inc. announced that it has again been honored by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises. This is the 11th consecutive year that WBENC has recognized the company's supplier diversity program for excellence. The program provides women's business enterprises equal access to corporate contracts.
"We congratulate Avis Budget Group for their exemplary leadership in partnering with women's business enterprises to sustain innovation in this country and fuel the nation's economic growth," according to Linda Denny, president and chief executive officer of WBENC. "The company's commitment is remarkable and helps to level the playing field for women's business enterprises."
Avis Budget Group was one of 20 U.S. companies named to the annual Top Corporations listing for 2010. Others recognized include Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Inc., UPS and Verizon.
"A diversified supplier chain is invaluable to our company's growth," according to Ronald L. Nelson, Avis Budget Group chairman and chief executive officer. "We remain committed to providing women-owned, minority-owned and small businesses with equal access to compete for corporate contracts. We proudly accept the recognition as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises."
Avis Budget Group is also a corporate member of the Airport Minority Advisory Council, the Billion Dollar Roundtable, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and the Women Presidents' Organization.