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
February 25, 2021 // Franchising.com // 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.
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