Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today released its 2013-2014 corporate responsibility report. The report is Hilton Worldwide’s third corporate responsibility report, and its first since returning to public markets following a record-breaking initial public offering (IPO) in December 2013. The report highlights efforts, achievements and priorities across the four focus areas of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose: creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably.
“2013 was a year of tremendous progress for Hilton Worldwide. As we build on this momentum, we are mindful of the need to achieve this growth in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide. “Travel with Purpose serves as the guide for growing our company in a way that benefits our business as well as the communities where we live, work and travel. I am proud of the progress we have made and will continue to make as we look to achieve our goals in the future.”
Key achievements highlighted in the report include:
- Reducing energy use by 13.6 percent, carbon output by 20.2 percent, waste output by 26.8 percent and water use by 13.1 percent since 2009
- Achieving ISO 50001 energy management system certification across our entire portfolio of hotels, making Hilton Worldwide one of the first multinational organizations to certify its entire system globally
- Announcing our global “Open Doors” commitment, which aims to impact at least 1 million young people by 2019 by helping them to reach their full potential
- Launching the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, a tool for governments, businesses and civil society to use to advance youth agendas, funding and programs
- Hosting more than 600 career awareness events as part of Careers@HiltonLive, reaching more than 73,000 young people around the world
- Hiring more than 2,000 United States veterans and their families since launching Operation: Opportunity in 2013
- Training nearly 2,000 managers and department heads on child trafficking awareness and reaching more than 45,000 Team Members through our Code of Conduct training
- Activating nearly 2,400 global projects and contributing 200,000 volunteer hours during our Global Week of Service
- Participating in the Carbon Disclosure project
- Supporting more than 700 hotels with our Living Sustainably environmental awareness campaign
To learn more about Hilton Worldwide’s commitment and approach to corporate responsibility and to view the 2013-2014 corporate responsibility report, please visit cr.hiltonworldwide.com.
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