Adapted from a PHL press release:
This year, Philadelphia International Airport was given the “Award of Organization” by the Airport Minority Advisory Council. Each year, the AMAC gives this award to an individual, airport, or a firm for its contributions toward program initiatives and growth of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) and for exceeding Equal Employment Opportunity goals.
“The Airport is committed to involving DBEs in all of our future
growth and day-to-day business opportunities,” says Airport CEO Mark Gale. “We are
pleased to be recognized for the active role we play in connecting these important
enterprises with our operations.”
About the AMAC
The AMAC is country’s only non-profit trade association that promotes the inclusion of minorities and women in employment. The organization has two goals: “to eliminate the barriers to minority and women participation in the airport industry and to capitalize on the opportunities available in this multi-billion dollar industry.”
In addition to the “Award of Organization,” the AMAC also gives out the “Airport AEC Award,” for exceeding DBE goals in an architectural, engineering, or construction project, the “Airport Concessions Award” for exceeding DBE goals in a concessions program, and the “Hall of Fame Award” for long-term, historical, and profound contributions toward AMAC goals.
Because PHL is one of the largest economic influences in the area, it has shown a commitment to diversity. About 70% of employees in the Division of Aviation are a minority and about 30% of them are women.
Want to nominate PHL next year? Just become an AMAC member!