24 September 2018
IHG named industry leader in sustainability for second consecutive year in 2018 S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
IHG leads Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines category in prestigious global rankings
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the second consecutive year. IHG achieved first place in RobecoSAM’s Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines industry group, with the highest score for the industry on our Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
The S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious benchmarks for corporate economic, environmental and social performance. Our achievement means that we retain our listing on the 2018 S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index.
Yasmin Diamond, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, IHG, commented: “At IHG, our purpose is to provide True Hospitality for everyone, and this is central to our long-standing commitment to operating our business responsibly in all aspects of our work. As the gold standard for sustainability performance, we are very proud to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the second year running. This serves as recognition for the hard work and dedication of our people, owners and partners around the world.”
In RobecoSAM’s Industry Leader Report, IHG scored highly in areas relating to our culture of responsible business, including environmental criteria, human rights, and risk and crisis management. We were also recognised for our stakeholder engagement, which has been key to identifying the four areas where we feel we can have the most positive impact: Environmental Sustainability, Community Impact, Our People and Responsible Procurement. These form the basis of our 2018-2020 Responsible Business targets, which launched earlier this year, and are designed to support several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,400 hotels and 810,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,800 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.
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