Chicago – October 28, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has honored Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) with its 2014 Supplier Sustainability Award. The annual award recognizes the Marriott supplier that has made a significant impact on its guests and properties through innovative ideas that help Marriott meet its environmental goals.
“We’ve established aggressive sustainability goals, so we need suppliers who can partner with us to achieve those targets,” said Denise Naguib, vice president of sustainability and supplier diversity, Marriott International. “From helping us reduce water and energy consumption to diverting landfill waste with innovative apparel programs, Cintas has been a true partner in assisting us with reducing our environmental footprint.”
Marriott implemented garments from Cintas, including its Regeneration Suiting line, that are constructed of recycled polyester, made from post-consumer plastic bottles. In 2013, Marriot outfitted employees in 96,000 eco-friendly garments, allowing Marriott to divert nearly 2.5 million bottles from landfills around the world.
In addition to its recycled apparel programs, Cintas also offers a Coil Cleaning service that allows hoteliers to lower energy bills, extend the life of air conditioning units and improve indoor air quality. Certified as a “Green Process” by the Green Clean Institute, the packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) cleaning service enables Marriott to increase air flow by up to 28 percent and reduce up to 17 percent of the in-room energy consumption.
“We are continuously looking for opportunities to work with partners like Marriott to help meet their sustainability goals while also identifying ways to lower the environmental footprint of our operations,” said Pamela Brailsford, senior director of supplier diversity and sustainability, Cintas. “We are extremely grateful to be recognized by Marriott as a leader in sustainability and look forward to continuing our alliance to reduce environmental impact while enhancing guest experience.”
For more information about Cintas’ green initiatives, please visit www.cintas.com/green. For more information about Marriott’s sustainability programs, please visit http://www.marriott.com/corporate-social-responsibility/corporate-environmental-responsibility.mi.
About Cintas Corporation
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties, and more than 690,000 rooms in 78 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
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