Marriott International has been recognised as #8, up one spot from last year and ranked in the Top 10 for the second year in a row on the 2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, making it the highest ranking hotel company on the list. The company was also ranked on specialty lists for its executive women (#5), recruitment (#10), supplier diversity (#9), mentoring (#11), diversity councils (#9) and LGBT efforts (unranked list).
“Marriott has always had a strong people first culture and a big part of that is making sure everyone feels welcomed and included,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. “This recognition underscores our daily dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace through promoting unity and a sense of family while creating an environment that supports growth and opportunity for all.”
The rankings are determined by an objective methodology that calculates factors such as Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies.
Marriott has consistently championed diversity and inclusion. The company has been recognized for its talent development programs in the past and has landed on several “Best Places to Work” lists. Previous awards include LATINA Style Company of the Year, National Association for Female Executives Top Companies for Executive Women, DiversityInc Top 50 Companies, 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®.