Marriott’s responsible business activity grows out of their core principles: ‘put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity and serve our world’. As founding members of the International Tourism Partnership they have been instrumental in developing the hotel industry’s increasingly responsible way of doing business.
At Marriott, we believe it’s important to give back to the communities in which we live and work. This has been long been a part of our company culture, ever since Marriott was founded nearly 90 years ago. Our support extends to a number of local and national charities, but we are now additionally focusing on doing our part to help address critical social problems globally, such as the youth unemployment crisis.
Hemma Varma, Senior Manager, Social Responsibility Europe, Marriott International
Marriott and Responsible Business
Marriott has some ambitious goals when it comes to environmental and social policies. The group hope to reduce energy and water consumption by a further 20% by 2020 and green their vast supply chain. ‘Spirit to Serve’ community engagement initiatives are also set to focus on disaster relief and the health and wellbeing of children throughout the world.
Marriott has helped the Youth Career Initiative secure a $550,000 grant from the US State Department Office to Combat and Tackle Human Trafficking. Nearly 30 survivors of human trafficking have consequently completed YCI with 75% gaining permanent employment. Marriott hotels also host YCI in nine countries around the world. Alongside this, Marriott has been involved in developing the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative and all other ITP working groups.