BWH Hotel Group joins leading sustainability network, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

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With more than 4,000 hotels in nearly 100 countries, BWH Hotel Group® demonstrates its commitment to environmental and social responsibility by joining the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (Alliance).

The two organizations will work together, along with the other member companies of the Alliance, to leverage the collective power of the industry to have a positive impact locally and globally. With BWH Hotel Group joining the Alliance, the network represents over 30% of the hotel industry by number of rooms, demonstrating the vast opportunity this group has to affect positive and meaningful change in all levels of the hospitality industry.

BWH Hotel Group, with 18 global brands across all segments of the chain, from luxury to economy, has embarked on a journey to advance a coordinated global strategy across environmental, social and governance (ESG). As a leading hospitality brand, BWH Hotel Group recognizes the importance of being conscientious stewards of the communities, guests and associates they serve around the world.

“We are very proud to join the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance as an important step in our efforts to build a strong global ESG strategy for our business,” said Ron Pohl, President of International Operations for BWH Hotel Group. “Not only do our customers, partners and developers expect brands to demonstrate a strong commitment to ESG efforts, but running an effective and comprehensive ESG program is fundamentally the right thing to do.”

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance works with industry to assess key global challenges affecting the planet and its people and prioritizes activity to achieve impact through collective action. This year, they launched their Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality to tackle environmental issues including climate change, biodiversity loss and waste, in addition to working on human rights and environmental risks. inclusive employment. The Alliance also aims to increase joint action on sustainability across all links of the hospitality value chain, bringing together owners, investors and other strategic partners to promote collaboration.

Patrick O’Meara, Acting CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance said, “We are delighted to welcome BWH Hotel Group as a member. We are always encouraged to see major global brands take positive action for their sustainability, which will have an impact around the world. We welcome their expertise and contribution to enable us to help the entire sector achieve key sustainability goals. »

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