PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 -- Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of world's largest hospitality companies, was named to DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. This is the Company's first year in the Top 50.
The DiversityInc Top 50 includes companies from a wide range of industries whose leadership, procurement practices, communications and training best reflect the reality of the rapidly changing face of America.
"Receiving this recognition is a huge honor and a great reflection of our efforts to ensure the variety of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds within our organization are as diverse as the communities we operate in around the world," said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and chief executive officer, Wyndham Worldwide. "We are proud to receive such an honor, but more importantly, excited that we continue to see the impact our diversity efforts have in our operating performance and value created for our shareholders."
Wyndham Worldwide remains focused on growing its businesses globally, while supporting a culture of focusing on its performance and people in each of the communities where it operates. The Company believes diversity enriches its organization as a global hospitality provider, and embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that supports associates of all backgrounds. As a global company with operations across six continents, Wyndham Worldwide embraces equality for all people in the workplace, including women, which represent 50 percent of the Company's total U.S. workforce and 65 percent of all director-level and above positions, and Wyndham Worldwide offers a variety of programs for female associates including leadership training programs, mentoring opportunities and educational support.
Additionally, Wyndham Worldwide sponsors several Associate Business Groups (ABGs), where associates with common interests share ideas and experiences, and promote professional development, engagement, and inclusion throughout the company. Open to all associates, ABGs at Wyndham Worldwide currently include: WYNPride (LGBT), ¡Fuerte! (Hispanic), Spectrum (African American), I-VOW (Veterans), Women on Their Way (Women in the Workplace) and AASK (Administrative Assistants).
"It is an honor to be recognized, but more importantly, we believe that it is the behavior of our associates and their commitment to our core values that are reflected in this accolade, which enable us to consistently deliver great results," said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide. "It's a great foundation from which to grow, and I am proud to be a part of, and support this culture every day."
DiversityInc also announced a number of Specialty Lists, with Wyndham Worldwide ranking fifth for supplier diversity. With a focus on both U.S. domestic and global growth, the Company's supplier diversity program surpassed its 2012 goals in strengthening the diversity of its global supply chain, and its diverse spend which increased 19 percent over 2011.
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