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GRI scorecard

This communication is designed to comply with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines.

Aligning our CR Report with GRI allows us to measure performance and achieve transparency. For further information on the GRI, see www.globalreporting.org.

This is our fifth CR communication. Our intention throughout the reporting process has been to maintain our GRI Application Level C, which has been self-declared by IHG. The GRI report has not been assured by a third party. 

 

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Key

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1. Strategy and Analysis

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

1.1

Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organisation.

Full coverage

1.2

Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Full coverage

2. Organisational profile

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

2.1

Name of the organisation.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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2.2

Primary brands, products, and/or services.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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2.3

Operational structure of the organisation, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.

Full coverage

2.4

Location of organisation's headquarters.

Full coverage

2.5

Number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.

Full coverage

2.6

Nature of ownership and legal form.

Full coverage

2.7

Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries).

Full coverage

2.8

Scale of the reporting organisation.

Full coverage

2.9

Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership.

Full coverage

2.10

Awards received in the reporting period.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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3. Report parameters

  • Indicator
  • Description
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  • Location

3.1

Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.

Full coverage

3.2

Date of most recent previous report (if any).

Full coverage

3.3

Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.)

Full coverage

3.4

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.

Full coverage

3.5

Process for defining report content.

Full coverage

3.6

Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance.

Full coverage

3.7

State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope).

Full coverage

3.8

Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organisations.

Partial coverage

3.9

Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substantially diverge from, the GRI Indicator Protocols.

Full coverage

3.10

Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g.,mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).

Full coverage

3.11

Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.

Full coverage

3.12

Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report.

Full coverage

4. Governance, Commitments, and Engagement

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

4.1

Governance structure of the organisation, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organisational oversight.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.2

Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.3

For organisations that have a unitary board structure, state the number and gender of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.4

Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.5

Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organisation's performance (including social and environmental performance).

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.6

Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.7

Process for determining the composition, qualifications, and expertise of the members of the highest governance body and its committees, including any consideration of gender and other indicators of diversity.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.8

Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation.

Partial coverage

4.9

Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organisation's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.10

Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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4.12

Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or endorses.

Partial coverage

4.13

Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organisations in which the organisation: * Has positions in governance bodies; * Participates in projects or committees; * Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or * Views membership as strategic.

Full coverage

4.14

List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organisation.

Full coverage

4.15

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.

Full coverage

4.16

Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.

Partial coverage

4.17

Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organisation has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.

Full coverage

Disclosure on Management Approach EC

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  • Location

 

Economic performance, Market presence, Indirect economic impacts

Full coverage

Disclosure on Management Approach EN

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  • Description
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  • Location

 

Materials, Energy, Water, Biodiversity, Emissions, effluents and waste, Products and services, Compliance, Transport, Overall

Partial coverage

Disclosure on Management Approach LA

  • Indicator
  • Description
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  • Location

 

Employment, Labour/management relations, Occupational health and safety, Training and education, Diversity and equal opportunity, Equal remuneration for women and men

Full coverage

Disclosure on Management Approach HR

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

 

Investment and procurement practices, Non-discrimination, Freedom of association and collective bargaining, Child labour, Prevention of forced and compulsory labour

Partial coverage

Disclosure on Management Approach SO

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  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

 

Local communities, Corruption, Public policy, Anti-competitive behaviour, Compliance, Customer Health and safety

Partial coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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Economic

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.

Partial coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organisation's activities due to climate change. 

Partial coverage

EC3

Coverage of the organisation's defined benefit plan obligations. 

Partial coverage

EC6

Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation.

Partial coverage

EC9

Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.

Partial coverage

Environmental

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

EN3*

Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.

Partial coverage

EN4*

Indirect energy consumption by primary source.

Partial coverage

EN5

Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.

Full coverage

EN6

Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.

Partial coverage

EN7

Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.

Partial coverage

EN14

Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity.

Full coverage

EN16**

Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.

Partial coverage

EN17**

Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.

Partial coverage

EN18

Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.

Full coverage

EN23

Total number and volume of significant spills.

Full coverage

No spills occurred

EN26

Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.

Partial coverage

EN28

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Full coverage

 

Social: Labour Practices and Decent Work

  • Indicator
  • Description
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  • Location

LA1

Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender.

Partial coverage

LA3

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations.

Partial coverage

LA4

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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LA5

Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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LA7

Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and by gender.

Partial coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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LA11

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings.

Full coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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LA13

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.

Partial coverage

Annual Report and Form 20-F 2014

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Social: Human Rights

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

HR2

Percentage of significant suppliers, contractors and other business partners that have undergone human rights screening, and actions taken.

Partial coverage

No quantitiative data.

2014 Responsible Business Report:

HR3

Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.

Partial coverage

No quantitiative data.

2014 Responsible Business Report:

Social: Society

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.

Partial coverage

SO5

Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying.

Partial coverage

2014 Responsible Business Report:

SO6

Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country.

Partial coverage

IHG makes no political donations.

Social: Product Responsibility

  • Indicator
  • Description
  • Coverage
  • Location

PR5

Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.

Full coverage


* EN3 & EN4 are reported as a total figure
**EN16 & EN17 are reported as a total figure

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