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IHG named industry leader in sustainability for second consecutive year in 2018 S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

September 27, 2018 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has been listed on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the second consecutive year. http://www.itb-asia.com/press/media-services/accreditation/IHG achieved first place in RobecoSAM’s Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines industry group, with the highest score for the industry on our Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

The S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious benchmarks for corporate economic, environmental and social performance. Our achievement means that we retain our listing on the 2018 S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index.

Yasmin Diamond, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, IHG, commented: “At IHG, our purpose is to provide True Hospitality for everyone, and this is central to our long-standing commitment to operating our business responsibly in all aspects of our work. As the gold standard for sustainability performance, we are very proud to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the second year running. This serves as recognition for the hard work and dedication of our people, owners and partners around the world.”

In RobecoSAM’s Industry Leader Report, IHG scored highly in areas relating to our culture of responsible business, including environmental criteria, human rights, and risk and crisis management. We were also recognised for our stakeholder engagement, which has been key to identifying the four areas where we feel we can have the most positive impact: Environmental Sustainability, Community Impact, Our People and Responsible Procurement. These form the basis of our 2018-2020 Responsible Business targets, which launched earlier this year, and are designed to support several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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