Wyndham Announces Latest Commitments to Sustainability and DEI

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has released its 2022 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report highlighting its dedication to operating in a socially, ethically and environmentally responsible way.

Deeply committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the organization, Wyndham believes that diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences help drive the company’s success and was recognized by DiversityInc as a company with leading diversity practices for 2022. For the fourth consecutive year, the company received another perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s “2022 Corporate Equality Index” measuring LGBTQ workplace equality. Wyndham infuses different perspectives into the workplace that reflect its diverse guests, customers and communities, and offers training to address unconscious biases and racism, besides fostering allyship.

Strengthening its commitment to diversity, Wyndham unveiled its “Women Own the Room” program, targeting women’s advancement in hotel ownership. The program is designed to advance and empower women entrepreneurs to break through the predominantly male-dominated hotel industry and is an extension of the brand’s commitment to DEI. The program has awarded new hotel development contracts to women developers for projects in Colorado, Delaware, Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma and Florida.

Wyndham is also committed to protecting the environment and demonstrating leadership in environmental programs, policies, and performance. The company announced that hotels across the world will be required to attain level 1 in the “Wyndham Green Program” by April 2023. The “Wyndham Green Program” is a five-level certification program that helps reduce a hotel’s environmental footprint, includes a proprietary environmental management tool that tracks data to help hotels improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, conserve water and reduce waste while helping drive the owner’s bottom line. Wyndham’s work has been recognized through its participation in CDP’s climate change and water security responses, where it achieved the management band for sustainability performance and disclosure.

Wyndham remains committed to reducing the energy and carbon footprint of all Wyndham hotels. By 2025, the company has committed to reducing absolute carbon emissions in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 15 percent, compared to the 2019 baseline, and achieving 100 percent renewable energy at corporate headquarters and North American offices. The company’s corporate headquarters has a Gold LEED EBOM and Energy Star Certification and provides team members with complimentary access to electric vehicle charging stations to encourage more sustainable commuting and increase adoption of zero-emission vehicles.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts prepared its ESG report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, integrating the recommendations of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.

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