CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corporation has joined the CEO ACT!ON for Diversity & Inclusion initiative and signed the United Nations LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business. These commitments underscore the company’s dedication to creating an inclusive workplace, led by the CEO-chaired Global Inclusion and Diversity Council.
“Our purpose is to care for people so they can be their best and that includes taking actions to create an inclusive environment for our colleagues around the world,” says Mark Hoplamazian, CEO, Hyatt. “We’ve laid a strong foundation — from an active network of employee-led diversity business-resource groups to our focus on diverse leadership development — and our work is ongoing. Supporting these important initiatives reinforces my personal commitment to embedding inclusion and diversity into all areas of our business.”
CEO ACT!ON for Diversity & Inclusion is a unique collaboration of chief executives across industries, committed to advancing their workplaces through discussion, education and training. More than 400 CEOs have signed the pledge so far to share their experiences and best practices, supporting those who are in the process of developing diversity strategies. Hoplamazian’s pledge requires three actions:
• support open dialogue within the company regarding diversity and inclusion
• share best practices within the greater business community
• expand unconscious-bias training
The United Nations LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business is a set of five core standards of conduct developed by the United Nations Human Rights Office to protect lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people from discrimination across business sectors.
“On a global scale, we’re standing up against all forms of discrimination,” says Malaika Myers, chief Human Resources officer at Hyatt. “We know we can only be a truly inclusive workplace if we create an environment that allows our colleagues to bring their whole selves to work every day so they can be their best and better care for others.”