BETHESDA, Md., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DiversityInc magazine unveiled The 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® list last week. Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE : MAR ) was named number one in supplier diversity, the highest-ranked hotel company on the list. Marriott was also named fourteenth overall making it the highest ranking hotel company on the list. Marriott was also included on two other specialty lists – Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention and Top 10 Companies for Blacks.
Marriott was recognized for demonstrating strength in four areas– CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications and supplier diversity.
"Diversity and inclusion is integral in Marriott's operations. We embrace the richness of our diverse strengths and understand that everyone brings something unique to our culture," said Jimmie Paschall, senior vice president, external affairs and global diversity officer, Marriott International, Inc. "We know that when we leverage diversity and inclusion in every area of our company, it will further drive innovation and generate strong business results."
Marriott has a long-standing commitment to diversity. The company recently announced a Global Diversity and Inclusion Council that will help shape the way the company looks at global diversity and inclusion and support the company's aggressive global growth goals. Marriott's diverse hotel ownership program is unmatched with more than 570 hotels opened and owned by women and diverse groups. The company's goal is to provide resources and initiatives that continue to mirror the global communities in which it lives and works. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/diversity.
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity is in its 11th year. A total of 535 companies participated this year, up 19 percent from last year. For methodology and a complete list, visit www.diversityinc.com.
SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.