MCLEAN, Va. – Today, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced it has been recognized on both the World and North America Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh consecutive year. Hilton remains the only hospitality company recognized by DJSI, the most prestigious ranking for corporate sustainability performance. The achievement reaffirms Hilton's commitment to Travel with Purpose, its industry leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, and caps a landmark year for the hospitality leader as it continues to drive responsible travel and tourism forward across the industry.
“Hilton was founded on the belief that hospitality can be a powerful force for good, and that founding purpose still guides us today in the work we do to care for our communities, advance opportunity, and protect the environment,” said Katherine Lugar, executive vice president, corporate affairs, Hilton. “As we conclude this milestone year, Hilton’s inclusion as the only hospitality company on the Dow Jones World and North American Sustainability Indices – among many other moments of recognitions throughout the year – is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team members.”
This recognition underscores Hilton’s industry-leading and science-based approach to measuring and reducing its environmental impact. Hilton was the first major hotel company to set science-based carbon targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Its award-winning, proprietary ESG management system, LightStay, measures performance and tracks progress towards its Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals across a global portfolio of nearly 7,400 hotels. Since its launch in 2009, LightStay data shows that Hilton’s global portfolio of hotels have reduced their carbon emissions intensity by 44% and saved more than $1 billion in utility costs. The ranking also follows Hilton’s representation of the hospitality industry at the United Nations COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai where the company reaffirmed its commitment to reduce food waste leveraging data trends to scale meaningful action at hotels and across the industry.
Throughout the year, Hilton has continued to help improve the communities where it operates for those who live, work and travel in them. This work includes supporting community members in the aftermath of disasters in times of need; enabling guests to travel more sustainability; creating pathways to hospitality careers; and working to preserve the beautiful destinations where Hilton operates.
This work, deeply connected to Hilton’s business, focuses on making a real, meaningful difference for people and the planet. Hilton’s ESG leadership has been recognized across numerous prestigious rankings including:
- #1 Top Company for ESG and #4 Company for Philanthropy (Fair360, formerly DiversityInc)
- Only hospitality company recognized on Dow Jones Sustainability World & North America Indices (S&P Global), currently scoring in the 92nd percentile in the industry
- Human Rights Campaign Equality 100 Award
- Highest Sustainability Perceptions Value (Brand Finance)
- Best ESG Reporting – Large Cap (IR Magazine)
- Global Sustainability Yearbook (S&P Global) – Top 5%
- Recognition on 3BL’s 100 Best Corporate Citizen, Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies, and PEOPLE’s U.S. Companies that Care lists
- No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.