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Hilton Recognized with SAM Gold Class Award by S&P Global for Industry‑Leading Sustainability Performance

Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts recognized in the 2020 SAM Sustainability Yearbook, one of the most comprehensive annual assessments of corporate sustainability performance

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has been recognized with a SAM Gold Class Award by S&P Global for its industry-leading sustainability performance. The company achieved the highest score within the Hotel, Resort and Cruise Line sector, making its debut in the 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook

“In a year like no other, Hilton has remained steadfastly focused on achieving our Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals,” said Kate Mikesell, vice president, global corporate responsibility, Hilton. “This top industry recognition is a testament to our commitment to making the world a better place to travel. As we continue our mission to redefine sustainable travel and tourism, we are proud to be taking concrete action to preserve the planet and help the communities in which we serve around the world.” 

The 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook considered over 7,000 companies assessed in S&P’s 2020 Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which is also used to determine companies’ inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Last November, Hilton was named the Global Industry Leader in Sustainability by DJSI for the second consecutive year. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Hilton has been recognized for its sustainability leadership through inclusion on the DJSI World and North America Indices.

To learn more about Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility program and 2030 Goals, please visit

About Travel with Purpose

Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s corporate responsibility 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 6,400 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. Visit to learn more.

About Hilton

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 for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube