Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) announced that the National Minority Business Council has named Marriott as the Outstanding Corporate Support award recipient for 2002. Marriott is the first hotel company to be recognized.
“NMBC is proud to bestow its Outstanding Corporate Support Award on the Marriott chain for its distinguished record for procurement of minority and women-owned businesses,” said John Robinson, CEO, National Minority Business Council.
“Our goal is to set the industry standard and continue to identify new partnerships among diverse suppliers,” said Michael Tobolski, Sr. Director, Diversity Initiatives, Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott continues to lead the industry in supplier diversity. In 2002, Marriott spent over $160 million with more than 10,000 minority-and women-owned businesses.
For minority and women-owned businesses looking to do business with Marriott, please visit www.marriott.com/corporateinfo/supplier or call toll free at (877) 276-0249.