Environmental Impact

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

We recognize our critical responsibility to protect our planet and preserve the beautiful destinations in which we operate for generations to come. Since 2009, we have used our award-winning LightStay corporate responsibility management system to measure, report and improve our environmental impact across our global portfolio of managed and franchised hotels. We are proud to be taking a leadership position in fighting climate change, as the first major hotel company to launch science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We are also taking major steps to reduce waste across our portfolio, to improve water stewardship, and to implement sustainability initiatives in our supply chain.

Energy & Carbon

Addressing Climate Change

We recognize climate change to be a critical threat to our planet, our communities, and our business, and we’ve made combatting it a top business priority. We are committed to reducing our Scope 1 and 2 carbon intensity by 61% by 2030. We have reduced our energy use intensity by 26% and our carbon emissions intensity by 36% across our managed hotels since 2008. We are proud to have been 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). To learn more about our approach to conserving energy and reducing carbon emissions, please click below.

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Rooftop solar panels provide clean energy to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs, Australia.

Water

Water Stewardship

We are working to drive water stewardship across our value chain, and to make every drop count in our global operations. We are committed to reducing our water use intensity by 50% by 2030, and implementing 20 context-based water stewardship pilots in areas of top water risk. We are behind on our water goal: to date we have implemented three context-based water pilots and we have reduced our water use intensity by 22% across our managed hotels since 2008. To learn more about our approach to water stewardship and some of our challenges in implementing our water targets, please click below.

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Community members in Kafue, Zambia learn sustainable gardening techniques as part of the Lower Kafue River Basin water stewardship project, funded by the Hilton Effect Foundation in partnership with WWF.

Waste

Reducing Waste

We are committed to reducing our waste, including food waste, by 50% by 2030. We have also committed to sending zero soap to landfill. We have reduced our landfilled waste by 44% across our managed hotels since 2008. This year we focused on reducing single use plastics, including continuing our transition to full-size bath amenity dispensers, and transitioning away from plastic water bottles. We also continued to roll out our global food waste reduction and soap recycling programs. To learn more about our waste programs, please click below.

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In our effort to reduce single-use plastics, Canopy by Hilton properties offer guests refillable water pitchers and filtered water dispensers.

Responsible Sourcing

Driving Responsible Sourcing

With global operations that span 119 countries and territories, we recognize the immense economic, environmental and social impact we have on our supply chain. We have committed to sustainably source meat, poultry, produce, seafood and cotton, and to collaborate with our suppliers to improve our responsible sourcing by 2030. We continue to work with our suppliers to drive progress towards our responsible sourcing goals. Click below to learn more about our responsible sourcing initiatives.

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Hilton partnered with WWF to fund six fishery improvement projects in 2019, including working with Nicaraguan spiny lobster fisheries to improve sustainability practices. © Mac Stone WWF-US