November 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // LONDON, UK - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced its CDP results for 2015, achieving an impressive overall score of 98B1 for its Climate Change submission. IHG’s score was considerably above the CDP average of 84B and marks an improvement on its own score of 92B in 2014.
The global roll-out of the IHG Green Engage™ system has been the main driver behind the company’s continued success. More than 4,900 IHG properties are now enrolled to use the system worldwide, giving them access to over 200 ‘Green Solutions’ designed to help reduce their environmental impact.
The easy-to-use online tool tracks hotels’ use of energy, carbon, water and their management of waste, along with associated costs. It also includes a carbon calculator based on the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology, which allows IHG’s hotels to measure and report carbon emissions in a consistent and transparent way.
Paul Snyder, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility – Environmental Sustainability and Public Affairs, IHG, commented: “We are very proud to have driven another significant improvement in our CDP score this year. The increase is testament to the work we are doing to ensure that every hotel in our global estate is up and running on the IHG Green Engage system, which drives significant benefits for both our hotels and the communities in which we operate.”
Alongside IHG’s Responsible Business Report2, the CDP is one of the primary channels IHG uses to report on reducing its impact on climate change, as well as to manage the impact of climate change on its own business. The CDP is specifically targeted at the investment community and covers governance, strategy, activities and performance.
Notes to Editors
(1) 98 (Disclosure Score); B (Performance Rating)
(2) Our 2014 Responsible Business Report is available online at: www.ihgplc.com/responsiblebusiness
The IHG Green Engage™ system is an innovative online sustainability tool designed to help IHG-branded hotels monitor, reduce and manage waste, water and energy consumption, as well as carbon emissions.
With more than 4,900 properties around the world, IHG-branded hotels are an important part of the local communities in which they operate and play a critical role in balancing economic, social and environmental impacts.
IHG (InterContinental® Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 727,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 90 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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