Both Avis and Budget have a long-standing culture of embracing diverse suppliers, and that will continue to be a driving force from the outset of the new Avis Budget Group.
A company with approximately 29,000 employees and 450,000 vehicles requires a sizeable supply of goods and services, and our needs cannot be met by a single supplier. Our increasing cooperation with disadvantaged, minority and women-owned companies has allowed us to strengthen our supplier base, and form great partnerships with hundreds of companies who have contributed to our success.
I am proud of what our company has accomplished with the minority and women-owned business community and, moving forward, I am confident that our supplier diversity team will continue its outstanding work in identifying and integrating those businesses into our supplier base. These continued efforts will only make our company stronger and demonstrate our leadership in not only rental car services, but also corporate supplier diversity.
Ronald L. Nelson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer