Marriott courts LGBT suppliers
And so when will the American Family Association Action Alert go out calling for a boycott on the hotel chain? 5…4…3…2…1… (365gay):
The Marriott hotel chain is adding LGBT-owned businesses to its diversity supply program which gives priority to minority run businesses.
…In 2005, the company set a goal to spend more than $1 billion with diverse suppliers by 2010. Marriott said it is well on track to achieve its goals ahead of schedule.
“Last year, our company reached record levels in spending,” said Mike Tobolski, senior director, Diversity Initiatives, Marriott International, Inc. “We plan to build on our company’s success in the U.S. and expand our program to nurture relationships internationally and within the LGBT community.”
Marriott joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as a corporate member in April of this year.