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Marriott, Hilton Among Newsweek’s Responsible Companies

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For the first time, Newsweek and Statista are honoring America’s Most Responsible Companies based on publicly available key performance indicators (KPI’s) derived from CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports as well as an independent survey of 6,500 U.S. citizens. The analysis was carried out in a four-phase process, starting with a pool of over 2,000 companies that were screened by different criteria. All the companies that passed the pre-screening (carried out in June 2019) have been analyzed in detail. The independent survey was administered using an online access panel. The survey took an average of 10 minutes to complete and the field period ran in August and September 2019. For each company, a score was calculated based on the performance in the survey as well as the analysis of KPI’s. The 300 companies with the highest scores have been awarded.

Hotel companies fell into the category of Travel, Transport & Logistics. The only two hotel companies to finish in the top 300 were Marriott International at 107, followed by Hilton at 192. The top company overall in the Travel, Transport & Logistics category was FedEx.

Three areas of Corporate Social Responsibility were looked at: Environmental, Social and Governance. Within Environmental, waste, emissions, energy use, water use and environmental engagement were considered. Within Social, leadership diversity, employees, philanthropy and engagement were considered. Within Governance, disclosure and transparency and economic performance were considered.

For more information on the report, click here.

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