The third sustainability report marks an important milestone for something that started as a grassroots initiative seven years ago and today has grown into an industry-leading global policy and program. The firm’s commitment is based on the people in the organization who continue to make Wyndham Green the viable, profitable and successful enterprise that makes a difference every day. Through their innovative spirit, every associate has a voice and a role in Wyndham Green and the corporate social responsibility programs to create value for the people, planet and profits. As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, it believes Wyndham Worldwide plays an important role in advancing sustainability innovation. This report helps evaluate the efforts and guide the progress for the future to meet the ever-evolving needs of its business, its customers and its planet.
During the past seven years, Wyndham Worldwide has continued to develop its sustainability practices and innovation through its Wyndham Green program. The results of these efforts are captured in this sustainability report. Wyndham Green published its first sustainability report using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 Guidelines in 2011. Wyndham Worldwide also published “Global Best Practices” reports in 2009 and 2010 to share results of its initiatives across the Company’s business units and locations around the world. It also responded to the Investor Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Report and achieved a score of 91 out of 100. These reports provided a foundation to communicate progress as the tracking and measurement of the Company’s global environmental footprint has developed. This sustainability report provides further detail on the overall sustainability strategy, core values and performance of the Wyndham Green program, with a primary objective of quantifying environmental results, while measuring progress aligned with industry standards, yet customized for our organization.