Hyatt unveils global corporate responsibility program, ‘Thrive’

CHICAGO Hyatt Hotels Corp. announces a new global corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive, designed to help make communities places where Hyatt associates are proud to work, where guests want to visit, where neighbors want to live and where hotel owners want to invest.

Hyatt Thrive is grounded in four key pillars: environmental sustainability, economic development and investment, education and personal advancement, and health and wellness.

The platform includes a major commitment to environmental stewardship in Hyatt hotels and the communities where they operate. Through Hyatt Earth, the company is working toward protecting natural habitats and environments in its communities, measuring results of natural resource conservation and improving efficiencies across operations by reducing energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste sent to landfills, all through the work of local green teams at properties worldwide.

“Hyatt Thrive builds on our rich history of community engagement and environmental stewardship and is a global framework for teams of passionate people to bring to life local projects that benefit their communities,” says Hyatt President and CEO Mark Hoplamazian. “The efforts of our hotel and corporate teams are a natural extension of our mission to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day.”

In celebration of the launch of Hyatt Thrive, the company is introducing its inaugural global volunteer initiative that will bring Hyatt associates from around the world together in a common effort to volunteer in their local communities. The month-long initiative kicks off today, with each hotel’s volunteer project grounded in a key tenet of Hyatt Thrive.

At Hyatt’s corporate headquarters in downtown Chicago, nearly 400 employees will join Hoplamazian on Friday in a project to improve the campus of a Chicago public school by painting, landscaping and creating canvas murals to make a more welcoming learning environment for students.

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