Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability News

Hilton Announces Partnership With CFPA To Develop China’s Future Leaders

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has become the first hospitality company to partner with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), in a bid to provide leadership training and fund projects that bring about positive societal change.

Hilton Announces Year-One Progress on Sustainable Seafood Commitments

Hilton today released a progress update on the implementation of its global commitment to responsibly source its seafood by 2022. The report details how Hilton established a baseline of its seafood purchasing data, created relevant training for all Team Members and deepened partnerships with related non-governmental organizations and suppliers.

Hilton Expands U.S. Military Hiring Commitment, Will Hire Additional 20,000 by 2020

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it will hire an additional 20,000 veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers by 2020. The company has already achieved 10,000 military hires in the United States since 2013, exceeding its initial goal two years ahead of schedule. Hilton’s combined commitment is the largest in the hospitality industry, and one of the largest in the U.S. private sector.

Hilton Invites the World to Celebrate Earth Hour through #TravelwithPurposeContest

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the launch of a global social media contest celebrating Earth Hour (8:30p.m.-9:30p.m. on March 25) – the worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Hilton Celebrates Its Annual Global Month of Service

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that through its Global Month of Service program, Team Members from 93 countries had contributed more than 291,000 volunteer hours to 4,166 community projects around the world.

Hilton Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today that it received a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

Hilton Hires 10,000 Veterans in Three Years, Reaching Operation: Opportunity Hiring Goal Two Years Early

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that its corporate offices, owned and managed hotels, and franchisees have hired 10,000 veterans, spouses and dependents in the United States since 2013.

Hilton Launches Major Expansion of Industry’s Largest Soap Recycling Program to Help Communities in Need

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that all 750 properties across its All Suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need. Marking the first time in the industry this is required as a brand standard, it is a major expansion of what is already the industry’s largest soap recycling program that will now include 1,370 hotels participating across Hilton’s portfolio.

Hilton Introduces Best-in-Industry Adoption Assistance Program

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced its newest industry-leading family benefit, adoption assistance, offering hourly and salaried Team Members reimbursement for expenses incurred while adopting children. Hilton’s adoption assistance program will launch one year after its best-in-industry parental leave policy, and marks the largest, most comprehensive adoption assistance benefit provided in the hospitality industry.

Hilton Named to 2016 Fortune Magazine 100 Best Workplaces for Women List

Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have named Hilton as one of the top 100 Best Workplaces for Women. Hilton has ranked number 56 on the list which honors companies that have distinguished themselves from peers by being a great place to work for women, and where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

Hilton Joins Other Leading Companies in White House Equal Pay Pledge

Today, Hilton joined 28 other leading American businesses, including Apple, The Coca-Cola Company, Facebook and General Motors, in signing the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge.

Hilton Celebrates its Largest Global Career Month Impacting More Than 102,000 Youth in 74 Countries

Each day, Hilton Team Members spread the light and warmth of hospitality all over the globe – not only to guests, but also to their local communities. This May, the company hosted its third annual Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month. Throughout the month, Hilton properties and corporate offices hosted a variety of events to raise awareness on the diverse career opportunities available through the hospitality industry.

Hilton Wins Product of the Year from Environmental Leader for Corporate Responsibility Measurement Platform ‘LightStay’

Hilton Worldwide today announced that it has received Environment Leader's 2016 Product of the Year Award for its state-of-the-art proprietary corporate responsibility performance measurement platform, LightStay. The award recognizes Hilton for its innovative approach to reducing its environmental impact and improving energy management with LightStay. In addition to receiving this award for the first time, Hilton was one of the highest ranked hospitality companies on Newsweek's 2016 Top Green Companies list for the second year in a row.

Hilton Worldwide Reinforces Its Commitment To Responsibly Source Seafood In Collaboration With World Wildlife Fund

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) reinforced its commitment to the environment by announcing multi-year sustainable seafood goals on World Oceans Day. In collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Hilton has committed to implementing strong, global sustainable seafood goals in conjunction with the company’s Travel with Purpose strategy, which was launched in 2011 to use Hilton’s passion for hospitality to make a lasting, positive difference in people’s lives and the wider world.

Hilton Worldwide Awards $320,000 to properties around the world creating innovative solutions to local Social and Environmental obstacles

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today awarded more than $320,000 (USD) to the 117 recipients of the 2016 Travel with Purpose Action Grants. Grants are awarded to Hilton properties and corporate offices that submit the most creative ideas to drive value for their hotels and strengthen the local communities where they operate.

Hilton Worldwide marks Earth Day by Celebrating the Impact of its First Ever Global Earth Month

The concept that small, simple actions build up to something much larger is the exact reason Hilton Worldwide expanded the 2016 environment celebration from Earth Hour to a global Earth Month.

Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market Partner with the U.S. DOE to Launch Better Buildings Challenge SWAP

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, which involved Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapping energy management teams at their facilities in San Francisco.

Hilton Worldwide Celebrates the 2015 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners

Hilton Worldwide today announced the twelve winners of its 2015 CEO Light & Warmth Award. This award is the highest honor the company awards, and is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate exceptional Team Members and franchisee employees who embody the Hilton Worldwide Values of Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership and Now.

Hilton Worldwide Activates Thousands of Hotels to Find Solutions to Global Issues

Four years after launching its corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) says its investments in global partnerships and programs to activate hotel and office teams is not only driving positive social impact, but also supporting long-term business success.

Hilton Worldwide Becomes the First Hospitality Company to Achieve U.S. Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance Certification

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today that it is the first hospitality company to achieve Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for leadership and improvement in energy management and productivity at three landmark hotels. This recognition follows Hilton’s system-wide ISO 50001 Energy Management certification across its entire hotel portfolio in 2014.

Hilton Worldwide Receives Perfect Score in HRC Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today that for the third year in a row it was awarded a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.