MCLEAN, Va - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has once again been recognized for its global leadership in sustainability, earning inclusion on both the World and North America Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the most prestigious ranking for corporate sustainability performance. This is the fifth consecutive year Hilton has been included in the indices. Hilton scored in the 100th percentile in its industry — an accomplishment that reflects the company’s continuous investment in building a best-in-class ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategy.
“Hilton was founded on the belief that travel can make the world a better place,” Kristin Campbell, executive vice president, general counsel & chief ESG officer. “We know that we have a unique role to play in addressing critical global challenges, and we are proud to serve as an engine of opportunity while also paving the way toward a more sustainable future for us all.”
As a key component of recovery from the global crisis, Hilton has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to its bold Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact. These goals, which were established in 2018, align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and drive Hilton’s positive impact through its operations, supply chain, and communities.
From an environmental perspective, Hilton is dedicated to fighting climate change and is proud to have been the first major hotel brand to set science-based carbon reduction targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. It is also making strong progress toward its goal of sending zero soap to landfills by 2030, with 88 percent of the company’s portfolio participating in soap recycling, including 100 percent of its North American hotels. Together, these properties have recycled enough soap to donate more than 16 million new bars to those in need. And as Hilton continues to drive positive progress across its value chain, it is working with suppliers and other partners to sustainably source key products throughout its global portfolio.
Now more than ever, the world is looking to the business community to provide innovative solutions to the biggest challenges of our time. Hilton’s commitment to Travel with Purpose will help protect the communities we call home, ensuring our destinations remain resilient and vibrant for future generations of travelers. To learn more about Hilton’s Travel with Purpose strategy and its 2030 Goals, please visit cr.hilton.com. You can also find more information about what Hilton is doing to help guests travel the world more sustainably in its latest trends report and in its new docuseries, “Extending Our Stay.”
About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our investment in social impact and cut our environmental footprint by half. We track, analyze and report our environmental and social impact at each of Hilton’s more than 6,700 hotels through LightStay, our award-winning performance management system. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth, respect human rights, invest in people and local communities, and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Our strategy aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about Travel with Purpose at cr.hilton.com.
About Hilton Effect Foundation
The Hilton Effect Foundation is Hilton’s primary international philanthropic arm. The Foundation is a nonprofit established in the U.S. and is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Foundation awards grants, in alignment with Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, that have a positive impact on travel destinations around the world. Foundation grants are awarded throughout the year in accordance with tax and legal requirements. Learn more about the Hilton Effect Foundation at HiltonEffect.org.
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.