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In May the hotel group awarded more than $320,000 (USD) to 117 recipients of its 2016 Travel with Purpose Action Grants. Grants are awarded to Hilton properties and corporate offices that submit the most creative ideas to drive value for their hotels and strengthen the local communities where they operate.
Maxime Verstraete, vice president of sustainability, Hilton Worldwide said, “Now in our fourth year, Travel with Purpose Action Grants have been awarded to more than 300 properties providing over $880,000 (USD) to support projects around the world. The grants are a clear demonstration of our team members' spirit of creativity and hospitality in addressing local social and environmental issues, which has enabled us to expand the programme and increase our community investment year over year.”
The Travel with Purpose Action Grant provides a platform for properties to submit ideas aimed at tackling issues that align with Hilton's focus areas - creating opportunities, strengthening communities and preserving the environment. The programme empowers Team Members to take ownership and generate out-of-the-box solutions, which helps accelerate the impact of Travel with Purpose around the world. Hilton Worldwide recognises Team Members as the most valuable asset of the business and celebrates the passion and perseverance they have in creating local social and environment projects that strengthen the global community. Key projects from each region include:
Travel with Purpose is Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility commitment to providing shared value to its business and communities by creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where Hilton Worldwide operates; and preserving environments through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the company's use of natural resources. Visit cr.hiltonworldwide.com to learn more.