Marriott among the diversity elite

Marriott International has been recognized by Hispanic Business magazine as a “Diversity
Elite 60” company.The annual list measures companies’ commitment to
Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy, and supplier
diversity. According to the September issue, the top companies on this
year’s list went beyond workforce diversity initiatives and implemented
strategies to reach more Hispanic consumers and increase their business
with minority and Hispanic-owned suppliers.
  “We are very proud of Marriott’s long-standing commitment to diversity
in the workplace,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president of global
human resources for Marriott International. “We believe in training and
retaining a diverse workforce that will strengthen the Marriott system and
all of its brands. Diversity at Marriott is valuing the differences that
make each person unique and strengthen the team.”
  Marriott’s efforts towards inclusion are driven by the Committee for
Excellence, which was established in 2003 to set goals, including diverse
hotel ownership. This summer Marriott broke ground on its first Hispanic
owned hotel in Washington, D.C.
  Marriott’s diversity efforts have received broad recognition. Most
recently, Marriott has been recognized by LATINA Style magazine as one of
the “50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For in the U.S.” Additionally,
Marriott was recognized earlier this year by Hispanic Trends magazine as
one of the “Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity.”
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