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04/24/2015

DiversityInc Applauds Marriott’s Inclusive Culture

DiversityIncWorld’s Favorite Travel Company Continues to Lead the Hotel Industry

Marriott International was recognized as #13, up three spots from last year, on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, making it the highest ranking hotel company on the list.  The company was also ranked on specialty lists for its LGBT (#4) and supplier diversity (#10) efforts. 

{Pictured, Marriott associates at the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 event.}

The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies.

“Our passion is to keep Marriott the place where customers, associates and others feel they belong and will be cared for like family,” commented David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President – Global Human Resources Officer and Global Diversity Executive.  “And therefore, our greatest source of fulfillment is the diversity of people who choose Marriott for great experiences and opportunity.  We strive to ensure that inclusion continues to mean that everyone is valued for what they hold in common with everyone else, and also for the unique differences that make us all one-of-a-kind masterpieces. We believe that true inclusion embraces us as individuals in a grand mosaic without sacrificing insight or compassion for the difficulties that any group may face.”

Marriott has a longstanding history of diversity and inclusion.  In 2014, the company celebrated 25 years of its formal diversity and inclusion program and 15 years of its Women’s Leadership Development Initiative.  Marriott is consistently recognized for championing diversity and inclusion, including: Human Rights Campaign 100 percent equality score, LatinaStyle Top 50, Working Mother Best Places to Work , Top Company as Named by the Executive Leadership Council and a World’s Best Multinational Work Places as named by Best Place to Work®.  For more information on Marriott’s diversity and inclusion programs, visit www.marriott.com/diversity.

Connect with felicia.mclemore@marriott.com

 

04/20/2015

Marriott International Recognized as Top Employer and Best Place to Work in Nine Asia Pacific Markets

Marriott - A top employer in AsiaNineteen workplace excellence awards, within four months across
the Asia-Pacific region

Asia Pacific – April 20, 2015 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced its Asia Pacific (APAC) operation has won a series of prestigious workplace awards within the first four months in 2015, including being named 2015 China Top Employer by Top Employers Institute, one of the Best Workplaces in Asia by Great Place to Workâ and the two Regional Best Employer Awards by Aon Hewitt for Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific respectively.

GPTW AsiaThese four major accolades combined with 15 Aon Hewitt workplace excellence awards for Marriott International in nine Asia Pacific markets - China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, recognize the company’s efforts to encourage, train and retain its 46,700 strong workforce, known as ‘associates’, across the region.

President and managing director for Asia Pacific Marriott International Simon Cooper said, “Right from the time of our founder, J Willard Marriott, our motto has been, ‘Take care of our associates and they’ll take care of our customers’. The recognition we’ve received in the past four months across APAC shows that Marriott still takes this to heart. It’s an impressive list that makes me immensely proud of our company.”

Marriott - A top employer in Korea.pngAnand Shankar, Regional Leader for Performance, Rewards and Talent with Aon Hewitt in Asia Pacific, said, “The Best Employers recognition means that the organization inspires strong commitment and superior performance from its people, and drives business results through effective people practices. He added: “For Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts, to be recognized as Best Employers in so many countries across Asia Pacific this year is by no means an easy achievement given the caliber of organizations that participates. To sustain quality and high-standard practices of HR programs and initiatives, year after year, is a true reflection of the group’s commitment to long-term success and sustainability through its people.”

Dedicated to professional development

The company’s focus on hiring locally, developing local talent and providing career opportunities is reflected in the Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts 2014 employee satisfaction survey for the Asia Pacific region which showed a 93 and 95 percent approval rating, respectively. 

Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer, Asia Pacific for Marriott International said the company is dedicated to its associates’ professional development and personal wellbeing.

“Making associates our focal point is not only good for customers but also makes good business sense and we will continue enhancing our suite of talent programs so as to attract, develop and retain the best caliber of associates,” Mr. Taikitsadaporn said.

Associates each take part in average 34 hours of training and 78 hours of professional development for managers in 2014 and all associates in the APAC region attend a daily pre-shift meeting to discuss one aspect of the company or service values, followed by a brief 15 minute training session to reinforce a skill or area of knowledge. The meeting is also used for recognition of successful service or career stories. Hotels host a variety of town hall meetings, or “rap” sessions with the general managers and participate in community service activities to create a sense of pride and engagement with the company.

The company is committed to identifying, training and supporting associates and it sets up clear career paths to help develop future Marriott leaders. Other initiatives include its Voyage Program for university graduates to fast track into a supervisory or entry management positions, and Core Management Leadership Programs consisting of over 10 facilitator lead courses, online curriculum and self-paced programs. As of December 2014, 64 percent of management positions in the APAC region were filled internally.

In addition, Marriott International is aware of the powerful roles that women play. Since its inception in 1999, The Women’s Leadership Development Initiative is set to formalize a comprehensive women’s agenda at Marriott. Its objectives include increasing the presence of women in the highest level of management and in other key decision-making positions, improving the career development process at Marriott, developing a role for senior management to play in ensuring that women progress, and capitalizing on the supply of women leaders currently available to drive the success of the organization. At the 2014 “Women in Leadership” Asia Pacific Conference, more than 75 Marriott female executives from across Asia Pacific met in Shanghai to network, share their career success insights and learn about growth and development opportunities throughout the region. To date, twelve percent of the General Managers in Asia are female.

Social media plays its part

The company uses social media to seek out potential new associates using eight different languages. It attracted more than 1.2 million global fans on the Marriott career Facebook site with about one-third are from the Asia Pacific region. Those interested in becoming associates can also access job information on the recently launched MarriottCareers on Twitter, which attracted 50,000 followers in its first month. They can also use a mobile app, LinkedIn and in China, Weibo and WeChat to stay connected with Marriott International and learn about career opportunities.

Developing talent is crucial to present and future success as Marriott International expands across the region. Marriott International expects to create approximately 37,000 new jobs in Asia through its continued growth and development in the APAC region in the next three years and it plans to increase its workforce to more than 40,300 in China alone by 2017.

Awards list in full

In these four months, Aon Hewitt recognized Marriott International across Asia:

Under Marriott International

  1. Regional Best Employer Award
  2. Best Employer for Generation Y for Indonesia
  3. Best of Best Employer Korea
  4. Best Employer in China
  5. Best Employer for Thailand
  6. Best Employer for India 
  7. Best Employer for Hong Kong
  8. Best commitment to engagement for Hong Kong
  9. Best Employer Malaysia
  10. Best Commitment to engagement for Malaysia

Under The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts

  1. Regional Best Employer Award
  2. Best Employer for China
  3. Best of Best Employer Hong Kong 
  4. Best Employer for Generation Y for Hong Kong
  5. Best Employer for Indonesia
  6. Best Employer for Japan  
  7. Best Employer for Singapore

In January, for the fourth consecutive year, Marriott International was acknowledged as China Top Employer by Top Employers Institute and also named as one of the Best Workplaces in Asia by Great Place to Workâ.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories.  Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

 

Contact:   
Jane Cai 
Regional Communications Director, Asia Pacific 
E: jane.cai@marriott.com 
T: (852) 2192 6204

 

 

03/31/2015

Marriott International Honored for Inclusiveness

543618025_DD_3713_62EC3DE82A4C7E0AF47CDBAEA2674D33"At Marriott, we will continue to do our part to promote a vibrant economy where each individual is able to reach his or her highest potential without the barriers of discrimination. We will do that by putting people first, whether in Haiti or Harlem, India or Indianapolis, or wherever we put out our welcome to you,” said Arne Sorenson, president and CEO (pictured 7th from left, back row) after accepting the “Straight for Equality in the Workplace” Award from Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) during the organization’s annual gala.  Mr. Sorenson is pictured with Marriott International associates at the PFLAG event.

03/10/2015

LATINA Style Magazine Ranks Marriott International #9

Latina Style Top 50Only Hotel Company in the Top 10 

Bethesda, Md., March 10, 2015 – For the 15th year in a row, Marriott International is on the LATINA Style 50 list for best companies for Latinas.  The company ranked #9 and this year is the only hotel company in the top 10.  Violeta Seidell, Marriott International Vice president of Project Services, accepts the award.

Contact:  Seema.jain@marriott.com

 

03/09/2015

Marriott: Culture Makes the Business Difference

Ethics Street PostMarriott International Named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company

Bethesda, Md., March 9, 2015 – For the eighth time, Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.

Marriott was selected for showing leadership in promoting ethical business standards. This recognition is a testament to Marriott’s leadership and commitment to governance, ethics and compliance policies that not only meet legal minimums and industry standards, but exceed them.

“We are very pleased to again be recognized by Ethisphere, and we are fortunate to have a compliance and ethics program that allows us a place on this distinguished list of companies,” says Ed Ryan, Executive Vice President & Chief Counsel. “It’s an honor to be on this list, and our congratulations go to the other companies so recognized.”

Marriott’s reputation and continued success as a global hospitality leader are grounded in its commitment to service and business integrity and in its application of consistently high standards to everything they do. Marriott associates can be observed demonstrating these values in more than its words; it is evident in the associates’ deeds and in the actions of the company leadership.

The company’s business relies upon integrity and good judgment, its Business Conduct Guide and related company standards are available to all members of the Marriott community with guidance on not only what is legal but also what is right. The Guide was written by its associates for its associates. This Guide supports the company’s pledge to uncompromising business standards and a fair and ethical workplace. The guide is published in 15 languages and available on Marriott’s publicly accessible website. 

“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Marriott for this extraordinary achievement.”

Methodology
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework developed over years of research to provide a means to assess an organization’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. The EQ framework and methodology is determined, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from Ethisphere’s network of thought leaders and from the World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%).

The full list of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http://ethisphere.com/worlds-most-ethical/wme-honorees/.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere Magazine and The World’s Most Ethical Companies Executive Briefing. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.

Media Contacts:
Angela Wiggins, Marriott International, Angela.Wiggins@marriott.com, 301.380.7277
Clea Nabozny, Ethisphere Institutte, Clea.Nabozny@ethisphere.com, 480.397.2658

 

03/05/2015

Beyond the Business: The Culture Makes Marriott Great

Ethisphere - 2015 Red Carpet Trophy PhotoBethesda, Md., March 5, 2015 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is one of FORTUNE magazine’s "100 Best Companies to Work For." Marriott maintains “All Star” status as one of only 11 companies on the list every year since it began in 1998. Ranking #53 on the list, this recognition supports the company’s vision to be “the world’s favorite travel company.”

Marriott International headquarters in Bethesda, Md“Our business is welcoming a diverse spectrum of travelers from around the world,” says David Rodriguez, Marriott’s executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. “Since our founding, Marriott’s true north has been to ‘put people first.’ Whether opening hotels in Miami Beach or emerging markets in Haiti and Rwanda, we value our passionate associates who deliver on our commitment to care for people and the communities where we live and work.”

Marriott was started by a pioneering young couple in 1927 with a nine-seat root beer stand and a commitment to deliver good food and quality service. Today, it has more than 4,100 hotels around the world in 79 countries and territories.  Innovation continues to fuel the company’s growth through new hotel brands, an award-winning loyalty program, mobile-digital technology enhancements and a focus on the next generation traveler.

Casa MagnaMarriott’s commitment to uphold its core values – Putting People First, Pursuing Excellence, Embracing Change, Acting with Integrity and Serving Our World resonates with its associates.  Thirty percent of new hires are referred by existing associates, and more than 10 percent of U.S. associates at managed properties have more than 20 years of service with the company. Marriott is a multigenerational workforce. To engage the best and brightest talent, the company opened a new state-of-the-art lobby at its global headquarters to encourage collaboration and innovation.

Cologne Marriott HotelFostering that kind of workplace isn’t entirely altruistic; in Marriott’s case it’s essential to the business’s success. “Think about the advantage of a place where talent wants to stay 25 years,” says Rodriguez. Bill Marriott says a happy workforce is a cost-saving strategy: “Your turnover’s lower,” he says. “You don’t have as many people you have to train every year, break in every year, you don’t have as many mistakes. A seasoned workforce does a better job—and they cost you less money.”

Marriott offers one of the largest and most engaging careers sites, which includes the ability to search and apply for new career opportunities on a mobile device; a convenience that only five percent of FORTUNE 500 companies offer candidates. Job seekers can experience the company’s award-winning culture by connecting through Marriott Jobs and Careers Facebook, Heart of the House. To join the conversation use hashtag #100BestCos, or follow @MarriottIntl,  @MarriottCareers, or @MarriottPOV on Twitter.

Marriott is featured in the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" issue.

Methodology
Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. Two-thirds of a company's survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index © Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about management's credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit ©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. 

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

Marriott is consistently recognized as a great place to work by several prominent publications, including Working Mother, DiversityInc and LATINA Style magazines, and for our social responsibility and sustainability successes by global organizations such as Ethisphere Institute, FTSE4Good and Climate Counts. For a list of other awards and recognition, visit http://news.marriott.com/awards-and-recognition.html.

Media Contact:
Angela Wiggins, angela.wiggins@marriott.com, 301.380.7277

03/04/2015

Marriott International Crowned Germany's Best Hotel & Tourism Employer by Focus Magazine

Marriott Frankfurt AssociatesMarch 5, 2015 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named Germany’s best employer in an annual survey by Focus Magazine, an influential weekly news magazine. Marriott beat off stiff competition to come first in the category for ‘hotel and tourism company with more than 2000 employees’.  The annual ranking is based on an analysis from over 70,000 employee votes.

Gitta Brückmann, Area Vice President of Central Europe, said, “We are honoured to have achieved this wonderful accolade that recognises our efforts in providing a motivating workplace for Marriott associates.  Above all, we would like to thank all of our associates for voting; such a positive result encourages us to continue with our efforts. We are always on the look out for new talent to enrich our team and help us to make Marriott one of the most attractive hotel companies in Germany for both guests and associates."

The ranking incorporates individual elements such as managers’ leadership performance, career prospects within the company and employer’s overall presentation.

Autograph Am SteinplatzIn Germany, Marriott retains over 3,000 associates across 29 hotels and at the Eschborn corporate office. Due to a high number of training programmes and international career opportunities, Marriott succeeds in staffing 60% of management positions with internal talent.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

Marriott International Soars to 4th Place in the Sunday Times "25 Best Big Companies to Work For" List

Park Lane Marriott London, United Kingdom - March 5, 2015 – For the eighth consecutive year, Marriott International has been recognised as one of the “25 Best Big Companies to Work For” through The Sunday Times’ prestigious “Best Companies to Work For” listing,  ranking as the top hospitality company.  The list is a mark of distinction for companies across the UK and places Marriott International fourth on the list, jumping up from sixth place last year.

The Sunday Times recognised Marriott International for ensuring its associates are as well looked after as its guests. Marriott gained high scores for offering employees valuable experiences for the future and roles considered good for personal growth.

“We are absolutely delighted to have gained two places this year and to reach 4th in one of the most prestigious employment awards in the UK.  To be recognised for the eighth year is a tremendous accolade and affirmation of our commitment to support and motivate our people,” said Amy McPherson, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Europe.  “Our core value of ‘Putting People First’ is the cornerstone of our business and integral to its success and I am truly appreciative of all our associates’ constant enthusiasm, dedication and support.”

Marriott’s framework of associate personal development and discipline-specific training is tailored to each individual and opens the door to extensive opportunities around the world.  In 2014 Marriott launched its #PictureYourselfHere campaign designed to provide job seekers with a more inspiring job search experience and give them an authentic glimpse into what it is like to work at Marriott International. #PictureYourselfHere saw over 17,000 current employees share photos that captured their experiences interacting with their workplaces, workspaces and colleagues in an effort to attract the most talented job seekers in the industry.

The accolade joins a series of high profile honours to have recently been awarded to Marriott International including being ranked as the most admired hotel company on FORTUNE’s list of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ and being named on their ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list.

Marriott has long been recognised as a great place to work by several prominent publications.  For a full list of other awards and recognition, visit http://news.marriott.com/awards-and-recognition.html.

The 2015“Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For List”, announced online on the 1st March, and its sister award, the “Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For” list, recognise the best employers in the United Kingdom, based on employee’s own assessments on how they are valued and invested in by their company. 

For more details on the award, visit www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  

Contact:
Olivia Donnan                                     
+44 20 7012 7199                                           
olivia.donnan@marriott.com             

 


 

02/19/2015

Marriott Shines as Favorite Hospitality Company on FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies List

AC Hotel New Orleans BourbonBethesda, Md., February 19, 2015 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has been ranked the World's Most Admired Lodging Company by FORTUNE, another step toward its vision to be “the world’s favorite travel company.” Ranking 37 out of the top companies across the globe, Marriott is the highest ranked hospitality company on the list, and the highest ranked company in its headquarters’ region, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  

Marriott ranked #1 in seven of nine key attributes of reputation identified by FORTUNE:  people management; use of corporate assets; social responsibility; quality of management; financial soundness; long-term investment value and global competitiveness.

“Marriott’s recognition as the most admired lodging company is a direct reflection on our associates who demonstrate our core values every day in our hotels around the world," said Carl Berquist, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Marriott International.  “We are honored to be named by our peers for our best-in-class brands, business model, strong leadership team and our corporate citizenship.”

The 2015 list of FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies is available online at www.FORTUNE.com. The complete list will be featured in FORTUNE's March issue, which will be available February 23 on newsstands.  The World’s Most Admired list is compiled on behalf of FORTUNE by the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, through surveying more than 4,100 company executives, directors, and securities analysts.

Marriott’s corporate responsibility practices have also been recognized by Ethisphere Institute, FTSE4Good, The Keystone Center and Climate Counts.  For a list of other awards and recognition, visit http://news.marriott.com/awards-and-recognition.html

METHODOLOGY
The Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Our survey partners at Hay Group started with approximately 1,400 companies: the ­Fortune 1,000—the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue and non-U.S. companies in ­Fortune’s Global 500 database with revenues of $10 billion or more. Hay then selected the 15 largest for each international industry and the 10 largest for each U.S. industry, surveying a total of 668 companies from 29 countries. To create the 55 industry lists, Hay asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with elizabeth.mcglasson@marriott.com

 

02/05/2015

Marriott International Recognized for Outstanding Work-Life Programs

2015 AWLP Seal of DistinctionCompany receives 2015 Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress

 

Bethesda, Md, February 5, 2015 WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) announced that Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2015. The seal is a mark of excellence designed to recognize organizational success in work-life effectiveness. Marriott is one of the 77 organizations to be honored this year. Marriott has received the Seal of Distinction every year since its inception in 2012.

 

“We are honored to be recognized once again by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress for work-life excellence,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. “Taking care of our associates is at the heart of Marriott’s core values, and this acknowledgement by AWLP reflects the company’s work-life commitment.”

 

Arne Sorenson TakeCare 5KIn 2014, Marriott launched a TakeCare Healthy Hotel Certification program to publicly identify properties that go above and beyond to create a healthy environment for their associates. Achieving TakeCare Healthy Hotel Certification means the hotel upholds Marriott’s core values of taking care of associates and demonstrates the steps taken to create a healthier place to work.

 

Begun in 2012, the Alliance for Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace:

 

  • Caring for dependents
  • Health and wellness
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Financial support for economic security
  • Paid and unpaid time off
  • Community involvement
  • Transforming organizational cultural

 

“This year's Work-Life Seal of Distinction honorees are an exceptional group of innovative leaders that strive to create a company culture that encourages work-life balance," said Anne Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork and executive director of AWLP.  The recipients represent a variety of industries - including education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals - and hail from 25 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

 

About WorldatWork
WorldatWork (www.worldatwork.org) is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on total rewards strategies. Comprehensive total rewards strategies are designed to attract, motivate, engage and retain a productive workforce and optimize the employee experience leading to enhanced organizational results.

Professionals engaged in compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness and total rewards turn to WorldatWork as their leading professional association. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community, for members and the broader total rewards community. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; over 80% of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member.

 

Founded in 1955, WorldatWork is affiliated with more than 70 local human resources associations and has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C.

 

About Marriott International: 
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com/.

 

Contact: Angela Wiggins (301) 380-7277, angela.wiggins@marriott.com