Marriott has rebranded and expanded its Healthy Hotel
Certification program, with the launch of TakeCare Certification.
The TakeCare certification, designed to promote employee
wellbeing, was previously only available
to Marriott managed properties, but is now open to all external
organizations, including schools, volunteer organizations,
non-profits, hospitals, offices, teams and communities.
Certification features new application questions and recognizes
organizations with Silver, Gold, Platinum and now Titanium awards.
Organizations that complete the questionnaire are assigned a
certification level based on their score.
The questions range from
“Do you offer healthy food and beverage choices at meetings or
sponsored events?” to “Do you promote tools and resources that
educate and support a diverse and inclusive culture?” and “Do you
sponsor at least one day per year focused on volunteerism?”
the most positive findings to come out of our 2018 certification
process was that 85 percent of our managed locations achieved
certification,” said Leah Evert, Global Director of Associate
Wellbeing at Marriott International. “It’s great to see all the
different ways our properties are taking steps to make their
location a happier and healthier workplace such as having healthy
snacks available, being involved in their local communities, and
promoting career development for their associates.”
One interesting fact that came out of the 2018
certification program is that 88% of Marriott managed properties
support physical activity during work hours by hosting walking
breaks or by sponsoring "fitness breaks".