April 24, 2012
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with Clean the World to recycle partially-used soaps and bottled amenities from hotel guestrooms and distribute them in communities with limited access to hygiene products.
Clean the World Foundation Inc. is a charitable organization that is committed to stopping the spread of preventable diseases by collecting, recycling and distributing hotel guest room amenities to children and families in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries worldwide.
The agreement lends corporate support for all IHG brands to join the Clean the World hospitality partnership program, which provides implementation training, supplies and shipping for guest room amenities collected each day at participating properties. Nearly 70 IHG branded properties are already involved with Clean the World, and have helped collect 268,517 soap bars and divert more than 40.5 tons of hotel waste from local landfills.
The partnership aligns well with IHG’s Green Engage program, a comprehensive online sustainability system which measures, manages and reports on the conservation efforts of individual properties within the IHG family of brands.
For more information visit www.cleantheworld.org or www.ihg.com