Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017
Wyndham Worldwide has been recognized by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) for the Company’s efforts to include Hispanics in employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance. Attaining a score of 90, this year marks Wyndham Worldwide’s highest rating since its participation in the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index, which has been conducted annually since 2009.
“The HACR recognition reinforces the ongoing commitment we have made to focusing on Hispanic inclusiveness,” said Patricia Lee, senior vice president of Human Resources and chief diversity officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “As a global hospitality leader, we see our diverse workforce as a competitive advantage, infusing different perspectives and reflecting the customers and the communities we serve.”
Wyndham Worldwide’s diversity & inclusion strategy provides a positive and inclusive work environment for all associates to achieve their fullest potential. “Wyndham has given me opportunities to educate myself, and to grow as a person and as a professional,” said Carolina Costa, director, Accounts Payable, Wyndham Worldwide. “I started at Wyndham as a temp while attending college shortly after I moved to the United States from Colombia, and now as a director, I manage several key systems across the Company. With the support of managers and executives, I’ve been able exceed my dreams, even being named a finalist for the Chairman’s Award for Innovation from Chairman and CEO Stephen Holmes, the most coveted and prestigious award within the Company.”
Recognizing the business case for diversity, Wyndham Worldwide embraces a culture of inclusion that supports its associates and its business goals. From providing forums for discussing the unique perspectives of Wyndham Worldwide’s Hispanic workforce to increasing the Company’s presence in Latin America, Wyndham Worldwide participates in a range of programs and initiatives to cultivate a fully diverse company:
Associate Business Group: ¡FUERTE! is an associate business group that provides a positive and inclusive forum for the unique insights of the Hispanic/Latino culture to contribute to the success of the Company and within our communities. Open to all associates, the group provides professional opportunities to members and gives a voice to the Company’s Hispanic/Latino associates, who in turn expand the Company’s perspective about this growing population.