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IHG and Shelter in a Storm

…ter strikes it’s likely that one of their hotels won’t be far from the affected area. Recognising that people are naturally drawn to hotels in difficult times, in 2011 the company developed its disaster relief programme, IHG Shelter in a Storm, to guide its hotels as to the best way to respond in the event of a local crisis. In an interview last year with Green Hotelier, Chief Executive for Europe Angela Brav explained, “Shelter in a Storm

IHG Race Around the World to help Shelter In a Storm

…ies throughout the year, supports a pool of resources that allows IHG properties to respond immediately when disasters occur in locations where IHG operates, which is more than 100 countries and territories globally. The IHG Shelter in a Storm programme is activated when IHG properties, guests, employees or surrounding communities are impacted by a disaster. Each year the IHG Shelter Fund helps hundreds of people impacted by both natural and…

IHG colleagues raise $200k for Shelter in a Storm

…te offices across 75 countries took part in this year’s Race Around the World event, raising more than $200,000 for IHG’s disaster relief programme, IHG Shelter In a Storm . The week-long event aims to raise awareness of the Shelter in a Storm programme as well as raising funds through a range of activities. Race Around the World takes place annually and IHG colleagues are encouraged to pledge and take part in as many different activities as…

IHG’s Shelter in a Storm programme swings into action

…le are now running at diminished capacity. In response to the disaster Shelter in a Storm kicked into action. Back at headquarters the IHG Community Strategy Committee had an emergency meeting to approve funding from the IHG Shelter in Storm Programme to help employees and support local communities. Funds have been allocated to employees to help them replace vital supplies and pay for temporary shelter if their homes are uninhabitable. The…

IHG Get Racing for Shelter in a Storm

…ts to take part in as many different activities as they can. Many will be walking, running, cycling, rowing or swimming in their hotels or around their neighbourhoods. Their efforts will help raise money and awareness of the Shelter in a Storm programme which activates in IHG properties in disaster-struck regions, and the global hotel company will also be making a donation for each act of participation. Over 100,000 colleagues across IHG’s…

Angela Brav

…gage system we were the first hotel company to put the new industry standard into practice and we continue to carry on our work with the HCMI to encourage more people in our industry to use the new standard. GH: Describe IHG Shelter in a Storm for us. AB: Shelter in a Storm is our disaster relief programme. It builds on the fact that in any community, people naturally turn to a hotel for shelter, safety, guidance and support in times of crisis….

ITP presents… Disaster Relief in Hotels

…ation of victims of typhoon Haiyan. The Peninsula Manila has now partnered with a local NGO to build a small village to provide shelter, livelihood and education opportunities to the typhoon victims. Engaging employees IHG’s Shelter in a Storm programme puts employees at the core of activities. Green Hotelier recently spoke with Angela Brav, Chief Executive for Europe at IHG. Angela initiated a programme making several employees champions of…

IHG Foundation launched to support international environmental and community impacts

…lity programme, IHG Green Engage system continues to help hotels track, measure and report their carbon footprint, energy and water consumption. It became a global brand standard in 2015. IHG’s disaster relief programme, IHG Shelter in a Storm, has responded to 66 disasters in 26 countries since its launch in 2011, contributing both monetary donations and in-kind support to impacted communities around the world. IHG Academy and the IHG Green…

IHG set challenging environmental targets to 2017

…my targets, setting up 157 Academy programmes to help train young people in hospitality skills. For their work in this area they were awarded the Business in the Community Work Inspiration Impact Award in 2013. The company’s Shelter in a Storm programme helps its hotels to support their guests, colleagues and local communities in times of disaster with financial support, vital supplies and accommodation. In 2012 they raised $545,000, supported…

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