ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Enterprise Holdings is taking the opportunity to publicly thank its 2013 Jack Taylor Founding Values Award winners.
This year, 22 Enterprise operating groups were honored for their commitment to integrating the company's core values into their daily operations. Each of the honorees will receive a $20,000 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to put to good use with non-profits in their local communities.
As part of Enterprise Holdings' strategy for long-term growth, the annual Founding Values Award recognizes local operating groups that best address these priority areas day-to-day: Operations, Work-Life Quality, Public Affairs and Philanthropy, Diversity and Inclusion, Business Ethics and Environmental Conservation. These six points make up what is known as the Cultural Compass. Since the launch of the Founding Values program in 2003, thousands of best practices, operating enhancements and new partnerships have been realized across the company.
"In a little more than a decade, it's gone beyond being just an award – it's become a management discipline," said Jo Ann Taylor Kindle, president Enterprise Holdings Foundation. "This annual competition, named for my father, is actually a strategic management initiative that challenges our senior managers and their teams to integrate our company's core values into their business planning and operations."
Every year, Enterprise Holdings' operating groups submit entries that outline their respective goals, action plans and results around the six points of the Cultural Compass.
In 2013, a record 22 groups – from Central Canada to South Florida, Atlanta to Oregon – received the Founding Values Award. Local donations will be announced at a later date.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates the largest fleet of vehicles in the world through a global network of neighborhood locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. Enterprise Fleet Management provides full-service fleet management to companies and organizations with medium-sized fleets. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales and Enterprise Commercial Trucks.
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