Marriott International Recognized for Outstanding Work-Life Programs

Company 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.”



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 ( 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, and for the latest company news, visit


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