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…communities in which we operate in a way that makes sense for our business. Our IHG Green Engage® system for example helps us stay on top of the impact we have on the environment, use fewer resources and reduce costs, whilst IHG Academy gives local people skills and jobs in the communities where we work, providing a sustainable talent pipeline for our business. Finally, our disaster relief programme, IHG Shelter in a Storm, helps support our…

IHG launches fund to generate positive community and environmental solutions

…ates a space for innovation. Corporate Responsibility is at the core of our business strategy. It is about how we do business and create value for the company as well as for society. This Innovation Fund clearly demonstrates IHG’s commitment.” Visit www.ihgcrinnovationfund.com for further information on the fund and how to enter. From 1 November, the shortlist of entries will be open for voting.   This article was kindly provided by the…

IHG shows impact on climate change initiatives

…gapore InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has announced its CDP results for 2015, achieving an impressive overall score of 98B for its Climate Change submission. IHG attributes the improvement to the global roll-out of the IHG Green Engage™ system which requires all IHG properties to work to improve their performance on issues like energy, water and waste. More than 4,900 IHG properties are now enrolled to use the system worldwide, giving them…

ITP presents… Disaster Relief in Hotels

…, as well as individual disasters such as a home fire that displaces an associate and his/her family. Emergency response IHG’s Shelter in a Storm programme provides guidance, resources and funds when disaster strikes for any IHG hotel. Between 2013 – 2017 IHG aims to contribute a total of $10 million to communities in need through monetary donations and in-kind support. Fundraising and corporate giving is combined with emergency response. For…

IHG banning plastic straws worldwide

…in-room single use plastic, and has committed to introduce bulk-size bathroom amenities to several of its hotel brands in the Americas, as part of broader efforts to reduce waste. Announcing the commitment, Keith Barr, CEO, IHG, said, “IHG is in almost 100 countries and we touch the lives of millions of people each day. This gives us a responsibility to protect the environment and an opportunity to make a real difference. There is always more…

IHG build electric car charging network in Australia

…reenPower for its network. The new NSW hotel charge spots follow previous installations at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Canberra and the National Convention Centre Canberra as part of a national agreement between IHG and Better Place. ‘IHG is committed to helping our guests make a positive contribution to environmental sustainability,’ IHG Director of Sustainability, Australasia, Victoria Rose said. ‘Reducing carbon emissions is not…

IHG Get Racing for Shelter in a Storm

…already signed up, making more than 200,000 pledges to date. Activities pledged so far include one person who has made a commitment to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Kate Gibson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, said, “At IHG, being a responsible business is at the heart of everything we do. IHG Shelter in a Storm is a critical part of this, helping us prepare our hotels to act quickly and decisively to support guests, colleagues and local…

ITP members in World Water Week

….6% reduction in 2013. – IHG Green Engage system boosts water conservation efforts in California, US The company’s efforts to address the unprecedented drought conditions in California have proved highly successful, with 232 IHG Green Engage Water Conservation Kits sent to IHG hotels in the state. The kits outline how hotels can actively participate in conserving water, with tips on which of the 28 water-related IHG Green Engage ‘Green…

ITP members steam ahead in World Water Week

…ively meeting that challenge. Meanwhile InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has today announced the appointment of global water-use experts, the Water Footprint Network, to develop a worldwide water stewardship programme for IHG. As part of the programme, IHG and the Water Footprint Network will develop a deep understanding of IHG’s water usage at a local level, applying best practice techniques and behaviours to manage and reduce its water…