Hyatt Shares Progress Update Across ESG Commitments and Initiatives

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched its “2021 World of Care Highlights and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Report” to share progress made across “World of Care”, the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform.

Following last year’s inaugural DEI report, Hyatt’s 2021 workforce diversity data shows increased levels of representation of people of color across its U.S. workforce, besides growth across nearly all races and ethnicities among colleagues, managers and leaders.

The company continues to work toward its 2025 DE&I goals around who it employs, supports and works with, outlined as part of its “Change Starts Here” commitments. With a focus on improving diverse vendor representation across its supply chain, Hyatt welcomed 220 new Black suppliers in 2021. For instance, Revival Baltimore, which is part of the JdV by Hyatt brand, worked with Black-owned Black Acres Roastery to supply coffee to all hotel guestrooms and the property’s onsite coffee shop, ’Dashery, and Hyatt Centric The Pike Long Beach welcomed Black-owned brewery Crowns & Hops to its Watercraft Lounge.

The Hyatt Hotels Foundation has announced a $500,000 donation to launch the “No Room for Trafficking Survivors Fund” in collaboration with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). With the donation, and further support from the industry, the fund will equip community-based organizations with the resources they need to engage and support survivors–from direct financial support of their short-term, baseline needs to career-related support.

Hyatt further accelerates its efforts to engage in more sustainable business practices, focusing on areas of climate change and water conservation, waste and circularity, responsible sourcing and thriving destinations.

In 2021, Hyatt received approval from the “Science Based Targets initiative” (SBTi) on its 2030 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hyatt’s targets include reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions, engaging key suppliers to set science-based targets by 2025, and decreasing additional Scope 3 emissions.

Hyatt promotes initiatives that support progress towards its science-based targets, focusing on energy conservation, efficient technology, building automation systems and advancing sustainable design considerations. An ongoing focus will be on increasing the number of hotels that have on-site solar panels or are using 100 percent renewable electricity such as Hyatt Regency Amsterdam and Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Sustainability efforts are also critical in achieving these targets, such as the ones displayed at Alila Villas Uluwatu through its on-site sustainability lab, where guests and colleagues can learn and engage in environmental action around the local Bali community.

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