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Hemma Varma, Marriott International

Hemma Varma, Marriott International

…r interviews Hemma Varma, Senior Manager of Social Responsibility Europe for Marriott International. Hemma has been part of Marriott’s global corporate social responsibility team since 2005. She began her 19-year career with Marriott at the Vienna Marriott Hotel, London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square and the Worldwide Reservation Centre London in operations, reservations and training positions. Hemma has been leading Marriott’s CSR efforts in…

Marriott International releases 2014 sustainability report

…o help urban youth with disabilities secure competitive jobs, while helping employers source a talent pool of youth they may not have considered. Twenty-five years later, the Bridges programme alone has served 20,000 youth.” Marriott renewable energy   Marriott’s reporting approach this year was to present the issues that matter most to its stakeholders in concise, simplified reports that can be accessed, read and shared online or via…

Marriott supports education initiatives in China

…of Asia’s water tower in Sichuan Province, which provides fresh water to more than two billion people and feeds several key Asian rivers, including the Yangtze. The programme also drives sustainable operations and efforts in Marriott’s China and Hong Kong hotels. Marriott contributed $500,000 to support freshwater conservation by assisting rural communities with building sustainable businesses, such as bee-keeping, that protect the environment…

London Heathrow Marriott: forward facing innovation

…that have been most innovative, are the installation of a Hybrid Windmill & Solar Power System on the hotel roof to power the hotel’s Marriott LED sign and building a greenhouse on the roof of our hotel. We are the only Marriott hotel in the whole world (4,200 hotels) that powers a Marriott sign in this way. By using this technology we have saved over 6387 KWH of electricity and £1240 in a 12 month period. Savings in carbon emissions amount…

London Heathrow Marriott awarded TripAdvisor Platinum Green Leader

…y was held during the afternoon break on Heathrow Marriott’s rooftop garden where a windmill and greenhouse have been built. Out of the six shortlisted entries the London Heathrow Marriott came first to win Gold; County Hall Marriott won Silver and Portsmouth Marriott was awarded Bronze. Ron Vos, General Manager of the London Heathrow Marriott said, “Environmental issues and green initiatives are very important to all Marriott hotels, so I am…

Marriott International making big gains in corporate responsibility

…e company continues to increase purchases with diverse suppliers for a total of more than $4.5 billion spent since 2003 and a goal of $568 million for 2015. As well as working with and supporting the Youth Career Initiative, Marriott supports a non-profit partner – the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. Celebrating its 25th year, the Foundation’s Bridges from School to Work programme was designed by Marriott’s human resources…

Marriott International working to prevent LGBTQ youth homelessness

…to join the global #LoveTravels movement to spread awareness and stand in support of the LGBTQ homeless youth community by raising funds to combat this growing issue. Apoorva Gandhi, Vice President of Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International said, “Marriott created #LoveTravels four years ago to send a clear message that our company, including more than 6,100 properties in 124 countries and territories has a long-standing commitment to…

…e designed to get young people into the hospitality industry.  In December 2015, six students completed the course in Hungary with three of the participants going on to secure full-time employment with the Budapest Marriott and Courtyard Hotels afterwards. Marriott’s commitment to youth employment extends to supporting charitable partners with cash and in-kind donations to support a variety of programmes and…

Dine and Donate with Marriott to help youth unemployment

You Eat, We Give with Marriott Throughout May visitors to Marriott hotels in Europe can help tackle the issue of youth unemployment, simply by ordering dinner. All through May, participating Marriott-branded hotels in Europe will donate £1 or €1 (or equivalent) for every lunch and dinner served at participating hotels as part of a Europe-wide ‘You Eat, We Give’ campaign. The promotion is part of Marriott’s Europe-wide “World of Opportunity”…

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