Our 2013-2017 targets
In September 2013, IHG launched five-year targets, to signal our commitment to doing business responsibly and to creating shared value for our business, our owners, the environment and the local communities in which our hotels operate.
Having robust measurements in place is part of our commitment to responsible business.
Reduce carbon footprint per occupied room*
Reduce water use per occupied room in water-stressed areas*
Track and report diversity within our supply chain
Our spend with diverse suppliers in 2015 was $62.4m. This represents a 21% increase on our spend in 2014 ($51.6m).
Contribute to communities through monetary donations and in-kind support, including through disaster relief (IHG® Shelter in a Storm)
We exceeded our target with a cumulative contribution of $12.27m from 2013‐2015. This strong track record of community contributions led to the launch of the IHG Foundation in February 2016. Please see page 29 for more information on the IHG Foundation.
Provide skills and improved employability to people via the IHG® Academy
Having exceeded the target of 20,000 two years early, we have doubled our target to 40,000.
Integrate corporate responsibility criteria into the selection and evaluation process for all preferred suppliers
Enhanced our procurement systems and now ask new suppliers to sign the IHG Vendor Code of Conduct as part of the process of becoming a preferred supplier.