Marriott International’s history of exceeding its goals is on full display this year: by the end of 2019, the Bethesda, Maryland-based lodging and hospitality company will have spent $500 million with WBEs – a goal it didn’t expect to reach until next year. 

The company’s objective is to incorporate and further develop WBEs throughout its supply chain, not only across the United States, but globally as well. This focus has led Marriott to pledge an additional $100 million spend over the next three years with WBEs worldwide, with half to be spent in developing countries such as Rwanda and Cambodia.

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