Hilton has partnered with South Pole to develop a portfolio of carbon credits available for corporate clients hosting meetings or events at Hilton hotels around the world.
Forward-looking companies recognize that business resilience is directly linked to environmental resilience. That is why Hilton is driving responsible travel through its Travel with Purpose commitment to double the company's investment in social impact and cut its environmental footprint in half by 2030.
With an industry-leading pledge to fight climate change, Hilton is proud to have been the first major hotel brand to set science-based carbon reduction targets aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement. Hilton is reducing emissions from its managed and franchised hotels, and offsets 100% of its corporate emissions from air travel and rental cars. In addition, Hilton has partnered with South Pole to offer carbon neutral meetings for clients hosting events at Hilton hotels around the world.
Using the company's LightStay corporate responsibility management system, Hilton provides a detailed estimate of the carbon emissions associated with a specific meeting or event at its hotels. South Pole and Hilton can provide clients with carbon neutral meetings by investing in high quality carbon reduction projects that are aligned with multiple of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and Hilton's 2030 Goals. All of the projects selected for Hilton's portfolio are either Gold Standard Verified Emissions Reductions or Verified Carbon Standard projects. Carbon offsets are a key component of Hilton's sustainable meeting offering, Meet with Purpose.
For more information about Travel with Purpose and Hilton's 2030 Goals, please visit the company's Corporate Responsibility website
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