In 2010, we became a member of the United Nations Global Compact. We’re committed to aligning our operations, culture and strategies with its 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
BSR is a global non-profit organisation with a network of 250 member companies, who together build sustainable business strategies and solutions. Through our partnership with BSR and our representation on the human rights working group we leverage their experience and expertise to develop our approach to Human Rights.
We are committed to the US Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge to reduce energy consumption in our US managed hotels by 20% by 2020. We participate in the annual Better Buildings Challenge summit, through webinars, and by showcasing IHG Green Engage system as an implementation model in an effort to not only reduce our own footprint but to also encourage others to do the same.
In addition, in 2015, we signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge along with 153 companies to demonstrate our support for action against climate change.
In 2015, we announced our partnership with the Water Footprint Network as part of our Water Stewardship initiative. Working together we will better understand water usage at a local level, and apply best practice techniques and behaviours to manage and reduce our water footprint.
CARE – the ‘Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere’ – is one of the world’s largest aid agencies. It has expertise in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. We work with CARE International to develop best practice in disaster preparedness and relief to support communities, colleagues and guests in need.
"Our strong relationship with IHG and the very significant support they provide for the Emergency Shelter Team at CARE has been invaluable in ensuring the team has the capacity to respond to disasters around the world, providing rapid and scalable assistance for communities in times of need.”
Head of Emergency Shelter Team
One of America’s most inspiring companies (Forbes), we work with Goodwill Industries’ network of 165 community-based agencies in the United States and Canada to provide skills development and employment opportunities to those seeking a career in the hospitality industry through the IHG Academy.
Through our IHG Academy partnership with IL&FS, one of India’s largest skills development organisations, we provide training and skills development to support students with on-the-job training in our IHG branded hotels in India. There is a particular emphasis on mobilising the female workforce.
YCI supports young people who are unlikely to have a viable route into legitimate work without external help. IHG branded hotels work with YCI in many countries around the world to offer skills training through the IHG Academy.
Enactus is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial actions. Representatives from IHG support events and programmes, and provide work experience placements through the IHG Academy.