Marriott recognizes the benefits of operating in a healthy society. Our commitment to social well-being blends corporate financial contributions with in-kind giving and the volunteer service of our associates around the world. Our commitment to social well-being blend corporate financial contributions with in-kind giving and the volunteer service of our associates around the world.
In Our Hotels: Workplace and Education
Our associates have access to services that support their physical and emotional well-being, and to corporate training programs, throughout their Marriott careers. Marriott associates average 78 hours of training and 34 hours of professional development each year. All Marriott associates are encouraged to gain experience across disciplines to fully understand the hospitality business and continue to expand their career options. More than 3,000 of our managers began their Marriott careers in entry-level positions.
In collaboration with the International Tourism Partnership’s Youth Career Initiative, Marriot has placed more than 1,600 young people on paths toward more promising futures. The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation launched the Marriott Scholars Program, which grants $500,000 annually to students pursuing degrees in hospitality management, hotel management, and food & beverage.
In the past 11 years, Marriott has contributed more than $545,000 to hospitality, finance, and information technology academics.
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Beyond Our Hotels: Food Shelter and Heath
Our hotels and business unites worldwide help put roofs over peoples’ heads and food on their plates through our corporate volunteer programs.
Our hotels worldwide work with hunger-relief organizations in their local communities, many of which are affiliated with Feeding America.
Video: Bill Marriott Visits the Atlanta Food Bank
Since 2008, Marriott ExecuStay has engaged guests and associates in providing assistance in the form of volunteer labor, food donation, and other contributions.
After Hurricane Katrina, our New Orleans hotels supported rebuilding efforts through cash and volunteer contributions.
Video: Hurricane Katrina five-year anniversary
Fairfield Inn by Marriott has made Habitat for Humanity its signature community service activity across the brand. During a 16-year affiliation with the organization, u associates and customers have helped fund and build thousands of homes in 15 different countries.
During our 26-year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network, we have raised more than $71 million to help 170 affiliated children’ hospitals across the US and Canada. By the end of 2009, our relationship with SOS Children’s Villages spanned 10 countries, helping provide family-based care for neglected children and orphans.