Diversity & Inclusion

What makes us different makes us better

We value your perspective

At United Rentals, we understand that when people respect each other’s personal history, cultural experiences and fundamental rights, it makes for a better workplace – and is an essential ingredient in our success. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences give us perspectives that strengthens our products and services, make us more valuable to a wider customer base and enrich the quality of our daily interactions. Read our Equal Opportunity Employer and Accessibility Statements here.

Working with community leaders

United Rentals is proud to sponsor and support leading organizations helping to create a level playing field in the workplace.

  • National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Canadian Association for Women in Construction (CAWIC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

Women United

Crossing boundaries

Women United is an employee resource group within United Rentals with a key mission: to transform our industry, drive the competitive advantage of diversity and support inclusion through networking, educational and career opportunities for female employees.

  • Girls Can Camp exposes female students to careers in construction by teaching skills and breaking down barriers. United Rentals has played a huge part by donating pink tool boxes, hardhats and safety vests. Our employees also serve as mentors.
  • We participated in Camp NAWIC, a day camp for high school girls in Orange County. Girls are shown different opportunities within the construction industry, taken on field trips and given hands-on experiences.
  • Members of Women United in Canada spent a day on a build site for Habitat for Humanity. In addition to performing drywall, siding and other building activities, the team raised $5,500 for the organization.

Laurel, Operations Manager, Irving, TX

Women United has given me the opportunity to hone my leadership skills, create and host district wide community service events, and attend national sales and leadership conferences. The focus on personal development and career progression is unparalleled. As a young professional out of college, Women United has given me the opportunity to cultivate my soft skills. Now, Women United is giving me the opportunity to coach and train our new employees and cultivate the future leaders of United Rentals.


Together United

Helping those who need it most

One of our employee resource groups, Together United’s mission is to inspire and empower multicultural talent within United Rentals to achieve dynamic success in their career pursuits, to strengthen the bonds between United Rentals and the communities it serves, and to assist in establishing a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

  • We partner with Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating the homes of low-income homeowners in underserved neighborhoods. United Rentals volunteers participated in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Houston and Los Angeles.
  • Last year, Pajama and Book Drive raised a total of 6,152 pajamas, 4,179 books and $2,806 in cash. In the U.S., all books and pajamas are donated to the Pajama Program. In Canada, donations are being distributed to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and other organizations.

Veterans United

Together, we’re making a difference

Veterans United was formed to help support and promote our veterans. In every location, district and region across our footprint, passionate employees are eager to give back. They support or participate in fundraising events or share their time and talents through a day of service at a Fisher House or the Valour Place.

  • United Rentals has created STEP (Service to Employment Program), unique work-study program to help veterans transition back into working life. It offers 10 weeks of in-class and hands-on training, where veterans learn technical and social skills, meet with our leaders and experience what it’s like to work at our branches. Apply for our STEP program.
  • United Rentals partners with the Fisher House Foundation in the U.S. and Valour Place in Canada, non-profits that provide a network of comfort homes for veterans and military families receiving treatment. We’ve served Thanksgiving dinner in San Antonio and donated equipment in Long Beach.
  • Committed to aiding veterans in their daily lives, Soldier Strong focuses on providing Ekso Bionic suits for disabled veterans. United Rentals has sponsored the donation of two Ekso suits to the Boston and Dallas VA hospitals.
  • Turns for Troops assists American military veterans who sustained major injuries while serving their country by funding access to education, state-of-the-art rehabilitation programs and technologies that address combat-related injuries. Through Turns for Troops, United Rentals donated $50 for every lap by No. 15 driver Graham Rahal during the 2018 race season.

Kael, Service Tech II U.S. Army, E-5

The training has been the great. United Rentals took a chance on me and offered classes through their STEP program and it has really helped me understand the company and employ what I’ve learned.

Diversity Awards:

ABC Diversity

ABC Diversity presented United Rentals with the National Diversity Excellence Award in the Supplier Diversity category for the 4th year in a row due to our continual enhancement of our diversity and inclusion programs.

2015 Diversity Leader Award

Diversity Journal recognized the diversity & inclusion achievements of United Rentals.

DiversityPlus

United Rentals has been recognized the second time in three years by DiversityPlus magazine.

WE-USA

United Rentals was recognized as one of the top 100 corporations of 2015 for Woman-Owned Businesses.

Top 100 in Supplier Diversity

United Rentals was selected as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity for 2014 by Women’s Enterprise magazine (WE). WE is the publication for WBENC, the certifying body for women-owned business in the U.S.

100 Diverse Corporate Leaders

STEMconnector® has recognized Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Plummer’s dedication to diversity in its 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM publication.

ALH Employer of the Year

Our company earned top honors in two categories in 2014 from Access, Lift & Handlers' (ALH), for our stellar recruitment, hiring and retention practices, as well as for our safety training platform.