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Responsible Business underpins IHG’s three strategic corporate priorities of preferred brands, talented people and best-in-class delivery. As founding members of ITP, IHG have worked consistently and collaboratively to push the responsible business agenda.


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IHG were founding members of the International Tourism Partnership. Being one of the world’s leading hotel companies comes with its responsibilities and I congratulate IHG for the progress made across its corporate responsibility programmes. It’s impressive to see the speed with which the IHG Green Engage™ system is being rolled out across the entire estate.

Stephen Farrant, Director, International Tourism Partnership

Intercontinental Hotel Group and Responsible Business


IHG’s three bespoke responsible business programmes are IHG Engage, IHG Academy and IHG Shelter in the Storm. IHG Engage was rolled out as the group’s environmental brand standard in 2014, proving the commitment and motivation of all properties to reach sustainability targets. In 2014 IHG also doubled the number of IHG Academy programmes to more than 600 in nearly 60 countries and responded to 18 disasters in 9 countries through their disaster relief programme IHG Shelter in a Storm.

IHG played an active role in developing the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, which has now been embedded into IHG Engage to ensure carbon is measured consistently across their portfolio of properties. IHG also play an active role in ITP’s working groups on Human Trafficking, Supply Chains and Water. IHG properties in Jordan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, India and Vietnam host ITP’s Youth Career Initiative programme.

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Hotels, the SDGs and Transparent Reporting

June 13, 2017

Chair of ITP’s Advisory Panel – Harold Goodwin – has blogged about why more hotel groups are aligning their sustainability reporting with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the…

Up-skilling young people in India reveals the impact hotels can make on youth unemployment

December 3, 2016

As one of the world’s largest employers, the hotel industry is constantly seeking new talent and committed, service-oriented people to join its ranks. However as the numbers are often not…

Global hotel groups collaborate to create industry first for water measurement

August 30, 2016

ITP (International Tourism Partnership) is proud to announce a major step forward in the hotel industry’s stewardship of water, with the launch today of the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI).…

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