August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, received U.S. Veterans Magazine's 2014 Best of the Best Award for its supplier diversity program and commitment to supporting veteran-owned businesses. This is the first time the Company received the award.
"Supporting veterans is an integral part of the culture and an aspect of what has made Wyndham Worldwide a successful company. We appreciate the tremendous value veteran-owned businesses, as well as veterans, bring to our team," said Jose Nido, vice president of Global Supplier Diversity, Wyndham Worldwide. "Cultivating and expanding diversity throughout the Company, including our supply partners, is one of our core values."
Wyndham Worldwide actively recruits veterans to join its global workforce, offers a dedicated vacation club for active and retired military and is committed to doing business with veteran-owned suppliers. And, once a member of the team, the Company offers Impacting Veteran Opportunities at Wyndham Worldwide, or I-VOW, an associate business group dedicated to professional development and the sharing of ideas and experiences for veterans in the workplace.
Wyndham Worldwide's formal supplier diversity initiative was launched in 2008, with a mission to develop and implement an approach to supplier diversity which becomes self-reinforcing and part of its daily culture, ultimately achieving results that add value by reducing costs, improving quality and/or increasing revenue through the identification and use of high-caliber certified diverse suppliers, wherever appropriate. The Company's all-inclusive supplier diversity initiative offers certified minority, veteran-owned, women-owned and other diverse groups the opportunity to seek potential business prospects.
Recognized as an industry leader, Wyndham Worldwide's supplier diversity initiative has received numerous accolades, including DiversityInc's 2012 and 2013 Top 10 Companies for Supplier Diversity, DiversityPlus magazine's 2012 Champions of Diversity, Hispanic Network magazine's "Best of the Best" Top 50 Supplier Diversity Programs for Hispanics, Morris County (New Jersey) Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Corporation of the Year, and Outstanding Corporate Partner by the Florida Minority Business Opportunity Center.
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 7,500 franchised hotels and 650,200 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.
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At USVM, our goal is to open up immediate, lucrative employment, business and supplier opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans and veteran business owners within the federal government as well as corporate America. We link companies and government entities to qualified career and business candidates from the ranks of the nation's veterans. We facilitate veterans' transition from military to civilian life through the latest information on careers, employment and educational opportunities, and financial, benefits and business advice.
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