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Diversity & Inclusion - Corporate

Creating an Inclusive Environment

We believe our core strength lies in our ability to embrace differences and create opportunities for all employees, guests, owners and franchisees, and suppliers. Marriott’s diversity and inclusion policy is a company-wide priority supported by our board-level Committee of Excellence.

Guests
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Our commitment to welcoming all customers includes engaging with diverse groups, creating inclusive guest experiences, and supporting key diversity initiatives. Recent efforts include:

The “For You, We’re Marriott®” campaign focusing on African-American, Hispanic and LGBT business travelers.

The “Be You, With Us” marketing campaign aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers, friends and families was launched in celebration of Pride season.

Our platinum sponsorship of the world’s largest and most popular LGBT sport and cultural event, Gay Games, presented by the Cleveland Foundation.

For more information about our diverse customer engagement initiatives, see our partners.

“For You, We’re Marriott®” was a multimillion dollar ad campaign.
Associates
Marriott was the first hospitality company to establish a formal diversity and inclusion program.
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Today the company has one of the most diverse and inclusive workforces. Marriott has been named one of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence. Current diversity and inclusion efforts include:

Multicultural workshops and tools that help managers understand and build awareness of cultural differences.

Marriott is engaged with organizations that support veterans and people with disabilities.

The Women’s Leadership Development Initiative, which has increased representation of women in leadership positions; 53 percent of Marriott’s U.S. managers, including executives, are women.

Honored as Corporation of the Year by the Executive Leadership Council for its leadership in championing diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Owners
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Our commitment to diversify our ownership portfolio not only provides a competitive advantage but also enhances sustainable business growth and economic and social vitality.

Marriott has partnerships with the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) and Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA).

Marriott’s Diverse Ownership Initiative launched in 2005 and was created to introduce successful minority and women business owners to the hotel industry.

Marriott hosts Hotel Ownership 101 Sessions during the National Black MBA Association’s annual conferences.

Twice a year, Marriott hosts the Diversity Ownership Summit to encourage minority hotel ownership.

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More than 600 Marriott hotels are owned by minorities and women. Our goal is to have 700 by 2015.
Suppliers
Women-owned business enterprises make up approximately 10 percent of Marriott’s supply chain.
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Our relationships with thousands of minority-, woman-, service veteran-, disabled-, and LGBT-owned businesses around the globe continue to grow and strengthen.

Over the last decade, Marriott has spent nearly $4 billion with diverse suppliers.

Marriott is an active corporate member of multinational organizations that support the development of diverse and historically excluded suppliers, such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council, The Women’s Presidents’ Educational Organization and The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

Marriott hosts Supplier Diversity 101  sessions at National Black MBA Association, U.S. Business Leadership Network and the National Urban League.

See our Supplier Evalutation form for more information.
For more information about our supplier diversity efforts, see our partners.