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IHG aligns with SDGs for latest CSR report

…using our online learning platform, IHG Frontline, to build knowledge and service skills. During the year, we also improved the employment prospects of almost 12,000 local people in 75 countries around the world through the IHG Academy. “We continued to embed a culture of responsible business across the organisation, driving awareness of human rights and modern slavery, and delivering training to help ensure colleagues can identify any early…

IHG improves on CDP score

…, IHG announced a series of new CR targets for 2013-2017. The targets continue to focus on driving impact through IHG’s three core CR Programmes, which alongside IHG Green Engage, include IHG Shelter in a Storm Programme and IHG Academy. The targets will also see IHG track and report supply chain diversity and integrate CR criteria into the selection and evaluation process for all preferred suppliers. They are a clear signal of IHG’s commitment…

IHG colleagues raise $200k for Shelter in a Storm

…ing IHG can roll out their disaster relief at hotels affected by extreme weather events or other natural disasters, providing shelter and respite to those affected. Around the world, activities included: The IHG Board joined IHG Academy participants for a walk round London’s Hyde Park. More than 300 people from the corporate offices and hotels in Shanghai supported Greater China CEO, Kenneth Macpherson, and Greater China COO, Justin Channe, as…

IHG release 2015 Responsible Business report

…communities through monetary donations and in-kind support, including through disaster relief (IHG® Shelter in a Storm) has already been exceeded by £2.27m. And, having already succeeded at putting 20,000 people through the IHG Academy, the company has now doubled its target to 40,000 by 2017. IHG remains a key member of ITP and has worked with the organisation and its fellow members across the core pillars of carbon, water, human rights,…

IHG commitment brings Green Engage to entire portfolio

IHG Green Engage helping hotels be more sustainable InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced today that from 1st January 2015, its entire global estate of over 4,700 hotels will begin rolling out the IHG Green Engage™ programme. IHG already has 2,646 hotels enrolled in IHG Green Engage and in 2013 over 16,000 green solutions were implemented by those properties. Additionally 99% of its Company Managed Hotels achieved Level 1 in Green…

IHG colleagues raise thousands for charity foundation

…to pledge their support. The activities included aerobics, cycling, mini marathons and games. InterContinental Bucharest created a special cocktail for IHG Foundation Week. All money raised from the drink was donated to the IHG Foundation. At IHG’s corporate office in Toronto, Canada, colleagues took part in a number of activities, from 5:15am treadmill challenges, to standing meetings, yoga teambuilding events and food donations to local…

IHG sets new targets on water and carbon

…e 2017 S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices – the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate economic, environmental and social performance. Against their 2013-17 target to help 40,000 people improve skills through IHG Academy they saw nearly 50,000 people targeted. Through the Academy, they continued to improve people’s employability, by partnering with local community organisations and education providers like YCI – the Youth Career…

IHG’s Shelter in a Storm programme swings into action

…al supplies and pay for temporary shelter if their homes are uninhabitable. The programme is also supporting the local communities surrounding hotels by diverting funds to charities working in the area and organisations like the American Red Cross. For more information, including an interactive map of the global efforts of Shelter in a Storm see The Fund in Action Read more about IHG and corporate responsibility in our article about IHG’s…

Florida Green Lodging and IHG announce joint initiative

…hrough the Florida Green Lodging website. Additional business can be generated for state meetings and conferences through HB 7135, which gives preference to designated properties for all state business. Launched in 2009, the IHG Green Engage system is IHG’s comprehensive online sustainability system, with four certification levels. It tells IHG-branded hotels what they can do to be a ‘green’ hotel and gives them the means to conserve resources…