We work to ensure our charitable donations have the biggest-possible impact, using criteria which help us target donations effectively. While these must be aligned with our corporate objectives, we encourage our local managers and colleagues to use them as a common-sense guide in deciding what is right for their community.
We support charities which:
- operate or have needs in one of our areas of focus: environmental sustainability; creating local economic opportunity; or providing disaster relief
- are operationally efficient and demonstrate their ability to follow through on proposals
- explain clearly the benefits to IHG and our hotel communities
We only support organisations which have verifiable charity status and whose ethical principles are consistent with our own Code of Conduct. We do not support political or religious organisations, nor in general do we support individuals or provide operational support for hospitals and healthcare institutions. We will not support organisations which discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, age, physical challenge or national origin.