The National Business Group on Health® named Marriott as a PLATINUM winner of the 2015 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards. As the only award recipient in the hospitality industry, Marriott is recognized for its exemplary workplace well-being initiatives and its efforts to improve employee health, happiness and quality of life.
The American Heart Association awarded Marriott a PLATINUM Fit-Friendly Worksite and a Worksite Innovation award for demonstrating a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for associates.
“Taking care of our associates has been a vital part of the culture at Marriott since its founding in 1927,” says David Rodriguez, Global Chief Human Resource Officer at Marriott. “We are honored to be recognized for the importance Marriott places on the wellbeing of our associates and helping them to live healthier lives.”
To help associates take a proactive role in their health, Marriott launched the TakeCare Wellbeing Program in 2010. Through TakeCare, Marriott offers a breadth of wellbeing programs including stress management, exercising and fitness, nutrition and weight management, smoking cessation, and financial wellbeing. Wellbeing programs are deployed by over 800 wellness champions across the United States. Marriott has also established a Healthy Hotel Certification program to publicly recognize hotels for creating a healthy work environment for their associates.
“We know that when we engage associates in healthy lifestyle programs, we are making a positive impact in their lives,” says Rodriguez. Read about David’s personal health journey on his blog on LinkedIn.