marriott international

companies making a difference
 

marriott international was
named a US Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leader for its pledge
to reduce greenhouse gases by 6 per cent per room by 2010.

Mari Snyder is senior director of community relations.

inspiration
“Our efforts began in the early 1980′s with energy conservation programs driven primarily by the raising energy costs.”

initiatives
“We have an executive-level council to oversee environmental initiatives throughout the company.”

“In countries where governments are less supportive or lack guidelines we operate to our own international standards.”

“Our social and environmental practices were a natural evolution in
our company, which has always been focussed on conserving resources,
containing costs and has a strong culture rooted in hospitality and
serving others.”

advice
“Change is always gradual…First create awareness, implement and measure progress.”

“Focus on areas where you can make the greatest impact.”