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12/12/2011

Marriott Ranked Highest Hospitality Company by Climate Counts

Huoxi RiverFor the second consecutive year, Marriott International scored the highest among hospitality companies on the 2011-12 Climate Counts Scorecard.  Climate Counts is a non-profit campaign that scores companies annually on the basis of their voluntary action to reverse climate change.  Climate Counts uses a 0-to-100 point scale and 22 criteria to determine if companies have:  measured their climate "footprint," reduced their impact on global warming, supported progressive climate legislation and publicly disclosed their climate actions clearly and comprehensively.  While Marriott was given the highest ranking (73 out of 100) in the hospitality sector, the company remains committed to further reduce its environmental impact. [Picture: Huoxi River, Southwest China, part of Marriott International's “Nobility of Nature” program,  which helps protect the source of fresh water for more than 2 billion people in Asia.]

Building on more than 20 years of energy conservation experience, Marriott is committed to protecting the environment.  The company’s Spirit To Preserve® environmental strategy calls for:  greening our multi-billion supply chain; further reducing energy and water consumption by 25 percent per available room by 2017; expanding our portfolio of green hotels and buildings and green hotel development tenfold over the next four years; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and investing in innovative, large-scale conservation projects worldwide.

For more information about our sustainability efforts visit www.marriott.com/environment.

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