IHG Hotels and Resorts’ 10-Year Responsible Business Plan
In February 2021, IHG Hotels & Resorts launched a new programme to tackle environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) goals. Named “Journey to Tomorrow” the series of commitments aim to make a positive difference to people, communities and planet over the next decade.
“Journey to Tomorrow embodies IHG’s strengthened commitment to make sure we do what’s right, not just what’s needed. We want every IHG stakeholder to see that we’re on a journey to be successful in every sense of the word, and we are determined to contribute towards positive social and economic change, to stand up for key issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion, and human rights, and to make more responsible environmental choices. I believe that how we grow as a company and work to be a greater force for good are inextricably linked. So, we are empowering our colleagues, and working together with our hotel owners and our industry to help shape the future of responsible travel. It’s never been more crucial that we do.” – Keith Barr, CEO – IHG.
Now more than ever an emphasis is being placed on how consumers can travel better – with green credentials, reducing our carbon footprint and caring for the community being talking points. Everyone can change their behaviours and still enjoy travelling for both business and leisure, but it’s important for organisations to pave the way for travellers. Journey to Tomorrow is our commitment to make sure we do what’s right, not just what’s needed, to make a positive difference for our people, communities and planet over the next decade.
The commitments included in the programme were formed through an assessment process involving external experts, stakeholder consultation and industry collaboration, and with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in mind. They are based around five pillars:
As InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, along with the rest of the IHG community embark on an exciting and important journey with our 10-year Journey to Tomorrow plan, we know it’s going to take a truly global team effort to achieve our ambitious targets. Each and every colleague has a part to play. Working collaboratively to find new sustainable solutions, being ambassadors for our culture, sharing ideas and supporting our communities, together we can shape the future of responsible travel.