11.30.15Hilton Worldwide Becomes First Global Hotel Company to Serve MSC Certified Sustainable Cod across Europe
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today announced it is the first global hotel company to serve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-labelled and certified cod in its restaurants in 41 properties across the U.K., Netherlands and Belgium. These properties have achieved MSC chain of custody certified status, and Hilton’s 41 remaining luxury and full-service owned, leased and managed properties in these countries are on track to receive MSC chain of custody certification by 2017.
10.22.15Hilton Worldwide Unveils Upgrades To Corporate Responsibility Reporting Across Its Global Portfolio
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced an upgrade to LightStay, its state-of-the-art, in-house corporate responsibility measurement platform across the company’s more than 4,440 properties globally. With new features and enhancements, this next generation of LightStay now serves as the comprehensive, one-solution platform for all environmental, operational and social impact reporting for Hilton’s global portfolio of hotels.
10.15.15Hilton Paris Opera is First Hotel in European Continent to Recycle Discarded Soap through Clean the World
In celebration of Global Handwashing Day Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) and Clean the World today announced that Hilton Paris Opera is the first ever hotel in continental Europe to partner with Clean the World. Hilton Paris Opera will lead the European roll-out of Clean the World by contributing discarded soap and bottled amenities that will be recycled to benefit European citizens who are at risk for hygiene-related illnesses. As the world’s largest soap recycler, Clean the World has contributed to a 30 percent reduction in pre-adolescent deaths from hygiene-related illnesses since 2009. Hilton signed a master agreement with Clean the World earlier this year making it the organization’s largest hotel partner.
10.08.15Hilton Sparks Major Expansion of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced a major electric vehicle (EV) charging program, which will be available at 50 U.S. hotels by the end of this year with plans to rapidly expand to 100 U.S. hotels by the end of 2016. The program will cover all types of electric vehicles, including Teslas. Current, powered by GE, will provide stations to charge other car makes.
10.01.15Hilton Worldwide Rolls Out Industry-Leading GED Assistance Program
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced a new industry-leading GED Assistance benefit that will give thousands of eligible Team Members the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency diploma. The new program marks the largest, most comprehensive high school diploma assistance benefit provided by a major hospitality company in the United States.
08.06.15Homewood Suites by Hilton “Makes a Travel Moment” for U.S. Service Members and Military Families with the USO
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand, distributed 500 travel care packages on July 31 to military members and their families at select USO airport centers across the country, as part of the “Make a Travel Moment” program. The campaign is dedicated to help the brave men and women of the U.S. military and their loved ones find rest and relaxation in airports while traveling.
07.14.15Hilton Worldwide to Hire 500 Work-From-Home Reservation Specialists
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today its plans to recruit 500 full- and part-time, work-from-home positions to provide inbound reservation support for guests through the Hilton Reservations and Customer Care operation.
07.09.15Hilton Worldwide Awards Travel with Purpose Action Grants
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced it is awarding more than $280,000 to 100 Hilton Worldwide properties and community organizations around the world as part of its Travel with Purpose Action Grant program. The grants are intended to support the development of local projects and strengthen the quality of life in the communities in which Hilton Worldwide’s hotels and offices serve.
07.09.15Hilton Worldwide Pilots Startup365 Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Guangzhou
Entrepreneurs are critical to the long-term health of any global economy. Hilton Worldwide recently launched its first youth entrepreneurship training program, Startup365, to address youth unemployment in China as part of the company’s commitment to open doors for one million young people by 2019. Startup365 aims to equip Chinese youth with the business skills and entrepreneurial mind-set to succeed in today’s competitive workplace.
05.12.15Hilton Worldwide and WWF Collaborate to Strengthen Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today announced an initial three-year commitment with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to reduce its impact on the environment. As Hilton’s signature environmental partner, WWF will work with the company to evolve its global business practices. The collaboration also will further WWF’s mission to protect and conserve the Earth’s life-supporting resources by making the hospitality industry more sustainable.
04.17.15Hilton Worldwide Deepens Global Commitment to Waste Solutions and Recycling Through Partnership with Clean the World
Partnering with Clean the World, Hilton Worldwide today reaffirmed its global commitment to the recycling and redistribution of used soap and hygiene products to millions of people around the world. With more than 850 hotels currently participating in soap and amenity recycling, Hilton Worldwide properties have donated nearly 600,000 pounds of soap, which have been converted into over one million new bars to help prevent hygiene-related deaths and illness.
03.25.15Hilton Worldwide Celebrates its Commitment to Living Sustainably with Earth Hour Projects around the World
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and its portfolio of 12 brands announced today that for the fifth consecutive year, its Team Members and franchisee employees around the world will unite to protect the planet by participating in the celebration of Earth Hour 2015 through a number of innovative projects.