When Jack Taylor founded Enterprise in 1957, he wanted to do the right thing – for his customers and his employees. However, Jack really didn't talk about founding values when he started up the company – he and his team simply lived them. Over the years we’ve formalized our values into a set of guiding principles – a cultural compass – that helps ensure our success. These key areas not only define a strategic planning-and-goal-setting tool, but also provide a strategic platform for corporate social responsibility efforts.

In addition, Jack established a foundation – the company's philanthropic arm – in 1982 to give back to the communities where customers and employees live and work. Since then, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has contributed more than $302.5 million to thousands of local nonprofits focused on community improvement, education and environmental stewardship.

CSR Leadership

Today, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation operates under the leadership of its President, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle; Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, Carolyn Kindle Betz; and a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the Taylor family and members of the company's senior management.

Enterprise Holdings Inc.’s CSR governance council also is charged with helping to set long-term goals and year-to-year priorities reflective of issues most material to our global business. This cross-functional governing body includes department heads and subject-matter experts who collectively assess the impact of our operations and identify ways to reduce costs and waste, while leaving a positive imprint on the communities we serve.

From our executive suite to our branch locations, we know that healthy and prosperous communities are the lifeblood of our business. That’s why Enterprise Holdings is committed to promoting long-term community growth and prosperity, through employment, local foundation grants, philanthropic initiatives, corporate sustainability, and, of course, sustainable transportation options.