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Our Communities

Marriott headquarters associates volunteer during the annual 'Spirit to Serve Our Communities' day
Marriott headquarters associates volunteer during the annual "Spirit to Serve Our Communities" day in 2016.

Our “Spirit to Serve Our Communities” is demonstrated through financial contributions, in-kind giving and associate volunteerism and extends to the communities where we are open for business.

Community Engagement

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Overview

We are committed to investing in the communities where we do business. Our properties collectively focus on five areas of local giving: Shelter and Food, Environment, Readiness for Careers, Vitality of Children and Empowering Diversity. Our worldwide network of more than 80 Marriott Business Councils empowers hotel leaders to work together to drive large-scale business initiatives, including corporate social responsibility.

UN Sustainable
Development Goals

Marriott is working to address a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Relevant Sustainable Development Goals include:

Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


 


 

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Advocacy

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Overview

We have a range of stakeholder groups, including shareholders, hotel owners and franchisees, suppliers, associates, customers, community organizations and industry associations, as well as governmental and nongovernmental entities. Understanding the priorities of our stakeholders helps inform the development of our business strategy, products and services.

CEO Arne Sorenson at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

UN Sustainable
Development Goals

Marriott is working to address a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Relevant Sustainable Development Goals include:

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels  Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
 


 


 

 

World of Opportunity Youth

UN Sustainable
Development Goals

Marriott is working to address a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Relevant Sustainable Development Goals include:

 Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all   Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
 Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries   Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


 


 

 

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