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
To ensure we are compensating both female and male employees fairly and equitably, we transitioned to a global Center of Excellence total rewards function six years ago with the aim to standardize and harmonize our reward programs across all countries.
As a result, we have established global bonus programs that provide equal incentive pay opportunities for all employees in the same or similar positions across the globe.
“We remain committed to our pay equity objectives, and in 2020 we continued not to have a gender pay gap comparing women to men in management positions. In fact, the 2020 average base salary placement for women was 3 percentage points higher than men in comparable positions”.
Our support of the Black Lives Matter Movement
Avis Budget Group strongly condemns all forms of racism and racial intolerance, and as a Company, we have a strict zero-tolerance policy towards any form of discrimination.
Our rich diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints supports this passion, drives our success, and ensures we live up to our full potential.
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 2020, we designed an educational campaign on unconscious bias. Designed and developed internally, the first installment of our educational series focuses on bringing awareness to all employees globally about unconscious bias and sharing the experiences of our own employees with bias within their lives.
By sharing the personal testimonies of our teams, we hope to stoke the fire within each of us to be more mindful of the bias we all inevitably have.
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.