IHG has launched a programme where hotels undergoing renovations or property improvements can donate furniture, fixtures and equipment to non-profit organisations.
On average, a single 100-room IHG-branded hotel could provide 200 mirrors, 150-bed frames, 101 TVs, 500 light fixtures and about 22,500 sq. ft of carpeting in donations.
The number of materials reaching landfill will be greatly reduced and will instead go to support the work of non-profit organisations including United Way Worldwide and Good360.
“Responsible business is core to providing true hospitality for everyone. We’re delivering a true win-win for our owners and the communities in which we operate with the support of these non-profit organisations. This initiative further strengthens our commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement,” said Elie Maalouf, CEO of Americas, IHG.
The Renovation Donation Initiative will be open to all owners of all IHG brands in the US and Canada in early 2019.