We are committed to making communities around the world better places to be for all. IHG cares for the good of our guests, local communities and business too. We work with our owners to develop new and better ways to build and operate IHG branded hotels, creating sustainable value for our brands, business and stakeholders, as well as addressing environmental and social challenges.
We take steps to manage our environmental impacts in a responsible way. By delivering more environmentally sustainable hotels, we can drive cost efficiencies for owners as well as meet the expectations of all our stakeholders. We achieve these objectives through our core environmental initiative:
- IHG Green Engage™ system: Our groupwide online sustainability tool that helps hotels manage their use of energy, carbon, water and waste, and minimise their overall impacts on the environment.
Social and community
Each one of our hotels is a central part of its community, from creating jobs and stimulating local economic opportunities to providing shelter in times of need. Our social and communities agenda focuses on:
- IHG® Academy: A collaboration between our hotels and education providers and/or community organisations to help people develop the skills they need to improve their employability and secure a job in the hotel industry;
- Disaster relief: We empower our hotels to support guests, colleagues and local communities in times of need with financial support, vital supplies and accommodation.