Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Avis Budget Group, we value each employee around the world, whose talent, skill, and personality are a key component of our success.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A diverse workforce means richer ideas and broader perspectives when considering the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and employees.
A key component of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is our motivation to improve diverse representation across all functions in the business. Reaching this goal will inspire current and future employees and the next generation of workers to our organization.
Global Gender Pay Equity
We have global compensation programs and policies to drive pay equity through standardized reward programs across all countries. Our global bonus programs provide equal incentive pay opportunities for all employees in the same or similar positions around the world, and we use global guidelines and standards to make compensation decisions for all new hires and promotions.
To guide us and help measure our progress, we have set a target of maintaining 100% gender pay equity at all levels by 2030.
“We remain committed to our pay equity objectives. In 2021, the average base salary placement for women was 3 percentage points higher than men in comparable positions”.
Our Differences Drive Our Success
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for both our customers and employees, where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of their differences. Obscene, threatening or abusive language, hate speech, racial slurs, gestures or actions are unacceptable. Any behaviors that create an unwelcoming or unsafe environment are not in line with our values and will not be tolerated.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to provide an inclusive workplace where co-workers feel valued for their uniqueness, recognized for their diverse talents, and where they can bring their whole selves to work.
To ensure we continue to give all our employees a voice, we have created several ERGs. Our ERGs are comprised of employees from diverse backgrounds that advocate equality, opportunities for advancement and facilitate discussions around best practices and resources to promote more targeted cultural and racial understanding and diversity. It is about making the most of our differences.
“In 2020, we began holding listening sessions with our Black employees within the U.S. The social injustice movement has exposed systemic and racial injustices that could not be ignored. These sessions, focused on listening and learning from our employees of color, have helped us develop a deeper understanding of the internal actions and support needed by our employees to promote equity and inclusiveness”.
Unconscious Bias Learning and Awareness
The worldwide focus on improving equity within society has created a need to educate employees and leaders on bias and systems of inequity within the workplace.
In 2021, we launched an educational campaign on unconscious bias. Designed and developed internally through the voices and experiences of our employees, the first installment of our educational series focused on bringing awareness to all employees and discussing our employees’ experiences with bias. And in 2022, through our #PowerofDIFFERENT initiative, Dr. Robert Livingston, social psychologist and guest lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, briefed Avis Budget Group employees around the world on the science of underlying bias and racism in organizations.
Our talent strategy aims to attract and retain a diverse workforce: we prioritize ensuring that our recruiters have the skills necessary to understand and recruit diverse candidates.
Through our partnership approach, our roles are sent out to 600+ employment and diversity sites while we proactively build meaningful relationships with a library of over 15,000 local diversity organizations.
At Avis Budget Group, we have a long-standing culture of supporting diverse suppliers. Our commitment is also seen through the recognition we receive from supplier diversity industry associations.