Our Program History
In February 1989, Hertz announced to its employees a firm commitment to a Minority/Woman-Owned/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) Purchasing Program. We as a company value diversity amongst our employees, within our consumer base, and throughout our purchasing partnerships. Our commitment is more than the recognition of a legal requirement or social responsibility. We realize that using M/W/DBEs is good for business.
In January 1994, a formal procedure mandating Hertz's M/W/DBE participation policy, requirements, outreach plan, and certification procedures, was implemented company-wide. As the Program has grown, the procedure has expanded to reflect those changes.
Since the program's inception, Hertz has made significant advances towards increasing our M/W/DBE participation efforts.
To date, we are proud to state that we have purchased over $278 million in business from over 5,000 M/W/DBE firms and $6.8 billion in vehicle purchases from M/W/DBE car dealerships.