The Indices—World and North America—rank companies for corporate sustainability performance. This is the fifth consecutive year Hilton has been included.
The hospitality company scored in the 100th percentile in its industry, an accomplishment that reflects the company’s continuous investment in building a best-in-class environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy.
“Hilton was founded on the belief that travel can make the world a better place,” said Kristin Campbell, executive vice-president, general counsel and chief ESG officer. “We know that we have a unique role to play in addressing critical global challenges, and we are proud to serve as an engine of opportunity while also paving the way toward a more sustainable future for us all.”
As a key component of recovery from the global crisis, Hilton has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to its bold Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact. These goals, which were developed in 2018, align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and drive Hilton’s positive impact through its operations, supply chain, and communities.
From an environmental perspective, Hilton was the first major hotel brand to set science-based carbon reduction targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
It is also making strong progress toward its goal of sending zero soap to landfills by 2030, with 88 percent of the company’s portfolio participating in soap recycling, including 100 percent of its North American hotels. Together, these properties have recycled enough soap to donate more than 16 million new bars to those in need.
Hilton continues to work with suppliers and other partners to sustainably source key products throughout its global portfolio.
To learn more about Hilton’s Travel with Purpose strategy and its 2030 Goals, visit cr.hilton.com. More information about what Hilton is doing to help guests travel the world more sustainably is available in its latest trends report and in its new docuseries, “Extending Our Stay.”