Business Round Table Report

As one of the largest hospitality companies, with more than 100,000 locations in nearly 100 countries, we understand that, as the global market grows, we have an increasing opportunity and responsibility as a corporate citizen to help shape sustainability innovation on the world stage. We strive every day to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we live and operate, here in the United States and around the world. As a result of our efforts and those of other leading companies, the business community has helped to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency, conserve water and protect the environment – achievements that not only benefit Americans, but people in all countries.

A new Business Roundtable report, “Create, Grow, Sustain: Celebrating Success,” highlights the remarkable results of some of our sustainability milestone efforts, as well as those of 150 other companies, which are driving investment, economic growth and job creation – while simultaneously improving the communities where we work and live.

Through unique, industry-leading ideas, we have established new programs and accomplished major milestones, including achieving a nearly 12 percent reduction in carbon emissions and a 5 percent reduction in water per square foot of our operationally controlled assets versus 2010 and increasing our sustainable suppliers by 9 percent over 2011.

In the years since our launch in 2006, we’ve continued to demonstrate our leadership in sustainability best practices. We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved, but even more excited about what is still possible.

Learn more about our efforts here. Read the full Business Roundtable report here.