Alamo Franchisee Honored as First Socially Responsible Car Rental Company in Mexico
Recognized for Making Operations Economically, Socially and Environmentally Sustainable
ST. LOUIS (July 1, 2015) – Enterprise Holdings announced today that its Alamo franchise in Mexico has been recognized as a Socially Responsible Company by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy AC (CEMEFI) and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (AliaRSE).
“Alamo Mexico clearly takes a long-term view of its car rental business,” said Peter Smith, vice president of global franchising at Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Alamo brand throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia. “And they continue to focus on the kind of best practices that keep our global franchise network vibrant and responsive to internal as well as external issues. It’s so rewarding to see our longtime partner take such a leadership role.”
Alamo Mexico is the first car rental company in Mexico to be named a Socially Responsible Company (Empresa Socialmente Responsable, ESR). The recognition is given to companies that strive to make their operations economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Alamo Mexico demonstrates these qualities by improving the lives of their employees, running an ethical business and through its community involvement.
“Corporate social responsibility is more than just a valuable business strategy,” said Juan Jose Arellano Hernandez, Partner at Alamo Mexico. “It is actually part of our organization’s core values.”
The nomination process highlighted Alamo’s sustainability efforts, which included developing and executing internal initiatives to educate employees on how to maximize energy efficiency in day-to-day business transactions, as well as by sponsoring scholarships for employees to continue their education. “We dedicate this recognition to our employees, who embody these socially responsible values each and every day,” noted Arellano Hernandez.
The award also recognized Alamo Mexico for its commitment to improving the community. When Hurricane Odile slammed Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, employees across Alamo’s local branches came together to provide disaster relief. In addition, Alamo employees assisted their community by planting trees, adopting a community garden, promoting the health of marine ecosystems by cleaning beaches and supporting the care and preservation of Olive Ridley turtles in partnership with the Mazatlán Aquarium.
The Alamo Mexico branches that received this award include: Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes; Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Quintana Roo; Guadalajara, Jalisco; Leon, Guanajuato; Merida, Yucatan; Mexico City; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Oaxaca, Oaxaca; Toluca, Estado de Mexico; and the corporate office in Mazatlán.
For more information on Alamo Rent A Car, visit https://www.alamo.com.
For more information on Enterprise Holdings’ sustainability initiatives, visit its DrivingFutures website.
About Alamo Rent A Car
Founded in 1974, Alamo Rent A Car – the largest car rental provider to international travelers visiting North America – offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world. In addition, Alamo customers in the U.S. are able to conveniently choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport.
Alamo is a recognized technology innovator, with the industry’s first and only online check-in system since 2005, as well as more than 171 self-service kiosks at 63 U.S. locations, which earned it the “Extra Mile Award” from Budget Travel magazine in 2007. Alamo also serves as the official rental car of Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort. Customers who book online at www.Alamo.com receive Alamo’s best rates.