Environmental Impact

We are committed to cutting our environmental footprint in half by 2030.

In 2019, Hilton celebrates 100 years of leadership in hospitality and a decade of driving sustainable innovation across our industry. Since its launch in 2009, our award-winning LightStay platform has enabled us to manage, report and improve our environmental and social impact across our global portfolio of more than 5,600 managed and franchised hotels. In celebration of our centennial, we pushed the agenda further in 2018 by being the first major hotel company to launch science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the Paris Agreement, and to commit to sending zero soap to landfill by 2030.

Energy & Carbon

We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and our carbon footprint.

Our Reductions

We are committed to reducing our Scope 1 and 2 carbon intensity by 61% by 2030. We have reduced our energy use intensity by 24% and our carbon emissions intensity by 34% across our managed hotels since 2008. In 2018, we became the first major hotel company to set science-based carbon targets aligned with climate science and the Paris Climate Agreement, and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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Innovative Technologies

Hilton is exploring ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency across our business. For example, in 2018 the Grand Wailea - A Waldorf Astoria Resort began installing the largest PV solar array on the island of Maui. Once completed, the array will provide 1.5 Megawatts of clean power to the hotel.

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Certified Performance

Our entire portfolio of more than 5,600 hotels is certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 50001 (Energy Management), the largest certified portfolio in the world.

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Water

We are committed to water stewardship across our value chain, and we work to make every drop count in our global operations.

Water Reduction

We are committed to reducing our water use intensity by 50% by 2030. We have reduced our water use intensity by 20% across our managed hotels since 2008.

Collective Action

Hilton signed on to the UN Water Action Platform to further our commitment to the UN CEO Water Mandate and the global water crisis.

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Global Water Stewardship

We work with our partner World Wildlife Fund to drive our comprehensive water stewardship approach. To date we have activated context-based water projects in three of our communities of top water risk.

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Waste

We identify new and innovative ways to reduce and repurpose waste.

Waste Reduction

We are committed to reducing our waste, including food waste, by 50% by 2030. We have reduced our landfilled waste by 41% across our managed hotels since 2008. This year we focused on reducing single use plastics, including committing to eliminate plastic straws from all of our hotels, and plastic water bottles from our meetings and event spaces in our Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

Soap Recycling

We are committed to sending zero soap to landfill, and we are proud to have the industry's largest soap recycling program. Our soap has been recycled into more than 9.6 million new soap bars distributed to people in need in 127 countries – representing over 2.4 million pounds of waste diverted from landfill.

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Food Waste

To date we have completed over 45 food waste reduction pilot projects, and in 2018 we rolled out our food waste reduction program to all Americas managed hotels.

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Responsible Sourcing

We engage our value chain to provide sustainable options.

Sustainable Seafood

We progressed towards our sustainable seafood goals, supporting fishery improvement projects and introducing more sustainable seafood options in our hotels.

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Responsible Sourcing Policy

Our Responsible Sourcing Policy outlines the standards expected of Hilton suppliers.

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Shifting Diets

We re-engineered our menus to promote plant-based dishes, notably by launching the Blended Burger in the US and the UK with the Better Buying Lab.

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