BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has given Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year on its annual Corporate Equality Index. Ratings were based on factors such as non-discrimination policies, benefits for domestic partners, appropriate and respectful advertising, and external community outreach.
"Marriott understands that creating an inclusive environment where all people are respected, valued and provided with the opportunities they need to grow and succeed in their personal and professional lives is essential to maintaining our competitive advantage in the hospitality industry," said Jimmie Paschall, Global Diversity Officer and senior vice president of External Affairs, Marriott International.
The Corporate Equality Index rates employers for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, consumers and investors. Marriott recently launched a new web site customized for the gay community. To learn more, visit www.marriott.com/gaytravel
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