Hyatt has launched a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) website called World of Care detailing its ESG achievements and commitments.
Under its 2020 environmental framework, Hyatt achieved its 25 per cent per square metre greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals early across its three regions. Its new environmental framework is focused on “climate change and water conservation, waste, and circularity, responsible sourcing, and thriving destinations”.
Hyatt says that it hopes that “by focusing on these impact areas, the new framework is designed to foster collective action across departments, business vendors, and suppliers”.
Hyatt is in the process of formulating a 2030 target for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Hyatt hotels worldwide, working with 3Degrees.
Hyatt is contributing toward the 12.3 target of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by working toward a 50 per cent global reduction per square meter in food waste sent to landfill or incineration by 2030 compared to a 2019 baseline.
The new website has detailed workforce diversity data and includes a commitment to report its diversity data annually including global gender and U.S. racial and ethnic workforce representation across all levels. The hotel company is also tying its incentive planning to diversity, equity, and inclusion progress and has linked executive stock compensation via its Performance Share Unit Plan.
Hyatt is also rolling out a new global human trafficking training for its workforce to be vigilant for signs of human trafficking and take swift action. For employees, last month (June, 2021), Hyatt hosted its first Wellbeing Week “to inspire and advance wellbeing among global colleagues”, providing activities “focused on emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing” to help employees understand and prioritise self-care.In July, Hyatt’s annual Global Month of Service will provide volunteer opportunities for employees “to rally and strengthen communities”.
Finally, Hyatt continues to donate to its RiseHY program to support young adults and help them identify their career paths.