Our 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.

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Having robust measurements in place is part of our commitment to responsible business. Below we set out progress against our 2013-2017 targets.

Reduce carbon footprint per occupied room*

Current Target
Current 3.9
Target 12

Reduce water use per occupied room in water-stressed areas*

Current Target
Current 4.8
Target 12

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

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.

Current Target
Current 12.27
Target 10

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.

Current Target
Current 22,344
Target 40,000

Integrate corporate responsibility criteria into the selection and evaluation process for all preferred suppliers

We have 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.

*From a 2012 baseline