Supporting our communities policy
We are committed to active involvement in the local communities around our hotels and corporate offices. That means being a valued, responsible community partner by ensuring that our business objectives enhance the quality of life in the community. The activities we support must be aligned with our values and our Code of Conduct.
Contributions are only made to organisations with verifiable charity status and whose ethical principles are consistent with our Code of Conduct. These organisations must also align to one of our three focus areas.
We do not support organisations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, age, physical challenge or national origin. In addition, we will not generally provide contributions to:
- Religious organisations.
- General operating support for hospitals and health care institutions.
- Capital campaigns.
- Endowment funds.
- Conferences, workshops or seminars not directly related to our business interests.
- Multi-year grants; only the first year of multi-year requests will be assured, with support in subsequent years dependent upon annual evaluation.
- Political donations of any kind.