MCLEAN, Va - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has been recognized by one of the most rigorous measures of corporate ethics for driving positive change in the business community and society, with its inclusion on the list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the second consecutive year Hilton has secured a spot on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, honoring companies that demonstrate values-based leadership, integrity and transparency.
Research shows strong ethical behavior is more important than ever for team members, guests, owners and communities. According to a 2018 survey of 72,000 Hilton guests, 62 percent said they would switch to a more expensive brand if a company was in the news for unethical business practices.
“Since Hilton was founded 100 years ago, prioritizing sound ethical business decisions has allowed us to have a positive impact on billions of lives and thousands of communities across the globe,” said Kristin Campbell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Hilton. “Our team navigates some of the world’s most challenging ethics questions, from data privacy and protection, to safeguarding our supply chain and communities. It’s an honor to be recognized for our integrity and values, at a time when the business environment in which we operate faces more disruption than ever.”
The accolade is one of many examples of how Hilton’s commitment to its values enables it to spread the light and warmth of hospitality in positive, meaningful ways, such as creating a supportive workplace culture and redefining sustainable travel and tourism.
Ethisphere is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Click here to see the full 2019 list.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several 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 nearly 146 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.