InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced its CDP1 results for 2015, achieving an impressive overall score of 98B2 for its Climate Change submission. IHG’s score was considerably above the CDP average of 84B and marks an improvement on its own score of 92B in 2014.
The global roll-out of the IHG Green Engage™ system has been the main driver behind the company’s continued success. More than 4,900 IHG properties are now enrolled to use the system worldwide, giving them access to over 200 ‘Green Solutions’ designed to help reduce their environmental impact.
The easy-to-use online tool tracks hotels’ use of energy, carbon, water and their management of waste, along with associated costs. It also includes a carbon calculator based on the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology, which allows IHG’s hotels to measure and report carbon emissions in a consistent and transparent way.
Paul Snyder, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility – Environmental Sustainability and Public Affairs, IHG, commented: “We are very proud to have driven another significant improvement in our CDP score this year. The increase is testament to the work we are doing to ensure that every hotel in our global estate is up and running on the IHG Green Engage system, which drives significant benefits for both our hotels and the communities in which we operate.”
Alongside IHG’s Responsible Business Report3, the CDP is one of the primary channels IHG uses to report on reducing its impact on climate change, as well as to manage the impact of climate change on its own business. The CDP is specifically targeted at the investment community and covers governance, strategy, activities and performance.