Growth and Success, Raising the Bar Each Year
|WASHINGTON, March 21, 2007 - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)
announced today that for the fourth consecutive year it has ranked among
the "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" -- the highest in the lodging industry
-- according to DiversityInc magazine. Marriott placed number four in the
Top 10 Companies for People with Disabilities category. A total of 317
companies competed in the survey.
"Diversity is an important part of Marriott's fabric," said J.W. Marriott, Jr., chairman and CEO, Marriott International. "We know that it is a critical component for our long-term growth and success, and our goal is to continue to raise the bar each year. The rankings also show that our culture is very important in our recruitment of diverse associates and their desire to stay part of our company over time."
In its seventh year, DiversityInc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" survey is the most in-depth, empirical analysis of corporate diversity management and planning. As in previous years, the 2007 ranking is based on more than 200 detailed questions analyzing CEO commitment, unbiased retention, supplier diversity and diversity training, and communications programs.
Earlier this year, Marriott announced historic benchmarks reached in its companywide diversity initiatives --
Marriott continues to be recognized for its diversity accomplishments. This year, Marriott was named one of the "Top 10 Companies for Executive Women," by the National Association for Female Executives; "Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity" by Hispanic Trends magazine; and "Top 50 Places To Work" for African-American women by Essence magazine.
Additional diversity successes include:
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories.
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