FROM THE COMPANY
Marriott International is committed to providing a world of opportunity for associates, customers, suppliers, owners and many other key stakeholders with meaningful and impactful programs in place, including:
Women’s Leadership Development Initiative – Designed and implemented 20 years ago, this initiative’s goal is to develop a strong pipeline of female leaders. Today, women compromise 54% of the company’s total workforce and hold some of the most significant P&L and policy-making positions, in the company.
The Emerging Leader Program (ELP )– A key pillar of our Americas Diversity and Inclusion strategy to increase the numbers of women and minorities in leading roles. More than 1,300 leaders have completed or are currently enrolled in this program. Overall, women have represented 56% of participants and minorities have represented 36%. Since the program’s inception in 2014, 60% of participants have been promoted at least once.
Exchanges: A Diverse Supplier Program – Marriott International conducts business with more than 4,000 minority-women-, LGBT-disabled-, and veteran-owned businesses annually and has spent over $5 billion with diverse suppliers over the past decade.
The Diversity Ownership Initiative – This program introduces the hotel business to successful business owners who are women or people of color. Today, more than 1,300 hotels are owned by diverse and women entrepreneurs.
Culture Days – This immersive training is designed to build cultural competence and confidence. Newly expanded, the popular program spans 13 countries and cultures, giving attendees a unique opportunity to experience and appreciate appropriate cultural terms, business and social protocols, traditions, trends, cuisine, and clothing.
Human Trafficking Awareness Training – As of January 2019, more than 500,000 on-property associates have been trained to spot signs of human trafficking, marking a watershed moment in the global fight against this multinational crime. The mandatory training has directly resulted in rescues and the removal of young people from dangerous situations.
Serve 360 – In 2018, Marriott International launched this new sustainability and social impact platform guided by four “coordinates” each with dedicated focus areas and measurable goals, the most ambitious in company history. The Empower Through Opportunity coordinates involves partnering with leading nonprofits to ensure workplace readiness and access to opportunity for youth, diverse populations, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and refugees.