SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

December 08, 2014 11:30 ET

Wyndham Worldwide Named to Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility's Corporate Inclusion Index for Third Consecutive Year

Consistently Recognized for Demonstrating Leadership and Commitment to Equality

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's leading hospitality companies, has been recognized by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and its Corporate Inclusion Index for the third consecutive year. A HACR corporate partner, Wyndham Worldwide was recognized for its workforce and recruitment, community investment and supplier diversity.

The Corporate Inclusion Index takes a comprehensive measurement of Hispanic inclusion at Fortune 100 and HACR corporate member companies. It tracks and evaluates inclusion practices related to employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance, and then analyzes the implications for the Hispanic community.

"As a global hospitality leader we are committed to providing great experiences for our customers, our associates and our communities," said Patricia Lee, senior vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer, Wyndham Worldwide. "Through our core values, we maintain a culture that embraces diversity and nurtures inclusion, making us a great place to work, a valued business partner, an exceptional hospitality provider and a top performing company. We will continue to respect and understand various cultures, motivate and lead multiple generations, provide ethical leadership, and demonstrate integrity and respect in everything we do."

Believing diversity enriches the Company as a global hospitality provider, the people behind Wyndham Worldwide are as diverse as its broad suite of products and services offered. The Company strives to provide opportunity, education, resources, and leadership to all associates, and offers a variety of diversity and inclusion programs, including leadership training programs, mentoring opportunities and educational support for its associates as well as its partners.

Wyndham Worldwide also sponsors several Associate Business Groups (ABGs), where associates 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), AASK (Administrative Assistants), Women on Their Way (Women in the Workplace) and Generaciones (cross-generational). These business groups are an important example of Wyndham Worldwide's efforts to foster an inclusive workplace, which in turn promotes increased productivity.

"Our commitment to diversity and inclusion creates a highly supportive work environment, while also serving as a tremendous global competitive advantage," said Lucida Plummer, vice president, diversity and inclusion, Wyndham Worldwide. "We are continuously tapping into the extensive knowledge and varied experience of our own associates to improve the company's operating performance."

Recognized as an industry leader, Wyndham Worldwide was ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity and included on four of DiversityInc's specialty lists this year including the Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils, Global Diversity and People with Disabilities. The Company has also been named a Top 50 Company for Latinas by LATINA Style, named Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and recognized by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) as one of the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. And most recently, the Company achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index and was named as one of the "Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality."

The Company also maintains strong partnerships with organizations such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Hispanic Business Group, Minority Supplier Development UK and China, WEConnect International, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, and U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, as well as the National Diversity Council, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, National Society of Hispanic MBAs and National Association of Black, Hispanic, Asian and Women MBAs. Diversity & Inclusion is also one of the core focus areas of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility program.

About Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
HACR's mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. HACR focuses on four areas of corporate responsibility and market reciprocity. They are: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance.

In pursuit of its mission, HACR offers Corporate America direct access to the Hispanic community -- its talent, entrepreneurs, and leadership -- creating a forum to ensure corporate responsibility and market reciprocity for the nation's Hispanic population.

About Wyndham Worldwide
One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,600 franchised hotels and over 655,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 107,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 200 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 907,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,800 associates globally.

For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Stacy Dixson
    Manager, Public Relations
    Wyndham Worldwide
    973-753-7424
    stacy.dixson@wyn.com