Corprate Bias Ratings
Marriott International fired a social media manager who liked a tweet mentioning Taiwan and China as separate entities. The company vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. Marriott covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. It has funded Planned Parenthood and multiple LGBTQ organizations. Marriott is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. Marriott frequently involves itself in politics, supporting the Equality Act, opposing RFRAs, and opposing Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill. For these reasons, Marriott International receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Marriott fired a social media manager for using the company’s Twitter to like a tweet thanking Marriott for recognizing Tibet and Taiwan as separate entities from China. Marriott allegedly fired the employee in order to smooth over business relationships in China (1)(2). Marriott received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (3)(4).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Marriott will not match employee donations to churches or religious organizations (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Marriot is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). The company opposed both the 2014 Arizona Religious Freedom Restoration Act (religious freedom bill) and a similar bill in Georgia in 2015 (2)(3). Marriott signed an open letter opposing a bill in Florida that would prevent the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity to kids in K-3rd grade (4). CEO Anthony Capuano is a member of the Business Roundtable and Former CEO Arne Sorenson signed its 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism over traditional obligations to shareholders and customers (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Marriott has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Marriott corporately donated to Planned Parenthood (3). The company pledged support to Black Lives Matter and related causes (4)(5)(6). Marriott is a copper sponsor of Out & Equal and a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (7)(8).
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November 15, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/12/23||Social||Myra K. Young||Pay Equity Disclosure||Against||23.10%|
|5/12/23||Social||The National Center for Public Policy Research||Congruency Report of Partnerships with Globalist Organizations||Against||1.40%|
|5/6/22||Social||Myra K. Young||Report on Costs of Low Wages and Inequality and Impact on Diversified Shareholders||Against||9.62%|