A Better World for Business

July 28, 2014
Deal signing
Signing a deal to build Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

How we do business is just as important as the business we do.  That has been our approach on running a successful company for the past 87 years and has become deeply embedded in the heritage, culture and integrity of Marriott. 

Ethisphere Institute has selected Marriott as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 7th time in 8 years and I can’t express how much gratitude I feel for this wonderful achievement.  This award is evidence of Marriott’s long tradition of maintaining strong values, the highest respect for law and an unwavering commitment to our global communities.  The support and continuing efforts of our executive vice president and general counsel Ed Ryan has truly helped Marriott maintain this competitive advantage in the industry, helping us maintain strong, trusting relationships with our business partners and guests.

Ed’s continued focus on the importance of compliance allows us to be honored along with companies such as PepsiCo, General Electric and Ford, and continues my father’s founding principles that “how we do business” matters. 

Our commitment to ethics and integrity can be observed in more than our words and awards; it is evident in our associates’ deeds and tireless actions around the world every day.  Thankfully our customers have come to expect that we hold the line on standards of respect, honesty and responsible behavior. 

We take great pride in our associates around the globe who are the heart of the company.  No matter how many countries we reach, our ethical standards and “spirit to serve” culture will strengthen our business and create positive change in our communities.  Thank you to all of our associates and business partners worldwide for helping us hold true to our values.

Bill Dempster from our legal team was interviewed by Ethisphere about their recogniton (Watch the interview below).   

I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the Move.

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