Wyndham Worldwide has been recognized as a 2014 Silver Class Sustainability Leader, in investment asset management firm RobecoSAM’s (SAM’s) annual Sustainability Yearbook.
SAM’s Sustainability Yearbook includes an industry-by-industry listing of the world’s most sustainable companies.
Wyndham is the only US company to be recognised with a sustainability rating in the SAM Silver Class in the Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines category.
“We are honoured to be recognized by RobecoSAM as this is an incredible accomplishment and true honour,” said Mary Falvey, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Wyndham Worldwide.
“This latest recognition affirms our commitment to earning the trust of our key stakeholders every day through exceptional environmental practices. Our sustainability program continues to be successful because of the innovative collaboration among our associates, franchisees, suppliers, business and community partners who have helped create and grow our shared vision.”
Wyndham’s corporate social responsibility program combines sustainability, diversity, philanthropy, human rights, and responsible corporate actions to deliver the Wyndham Green program, which aims to deliver results for “its people, the planet and profits”.
Faith Taylor, senior vice president of Sustainability and Innovation said the company’s aim is to drive leadership in the industry, and provide the vehicles to turn innovative ideas into achievable results.
“This focus enabled the Company to reduce its operationally controlled asset water usage globally by 5 percent per square foot, reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 12 percent per square foot in 2012, and increase its sustainable suppliers by 9 percent over 2011,” said Ms Taylor.
Wyndham also recently received inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North American in 2013, alongside Shangri-La Asia, also receiving inclusion, the first hotel to be included in the DJSI in the Asia Pacific.