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Hilton Celebrates Strong Year of Positive Environmental and Social Impact

Hilton Celebrates Strong Year of Positive Environmental and Social Impact

Hilton announced it has been recognized on both the World and North America Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh consecutive year. Hilton remains the only hospitality company recognized by DJSI, the most prestigious ranking for corporate sustainability performance. The achievement reaffirms Hilton’s commitment to Travel with Purpose, its industry leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, and caps a landmark year for the hospitality leader as it continues to drive responsible travel and tourism forward across the industry. 

“Hilton was founded on the belief that hospitality can be a powerful force for good, and that founding purpose still guides us today in the work we do to care for our communities, advance opportunity, and protect the environment,” said Katherine Lugar, executive vice president, corporate affairs, Hilton. “As we conclude this milestone year, Hilton’s inclusion as the only hospitality company on the Dow Jones World and North American Sustainably Indices – among many other moments of recognitions throughout the year – is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team members.”

This recognition underscores Hilton’s industry-leading and science-based approach to measuring and reducing its environmental impact. Hilton was the first major hotel company to set science-based carbon targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Its award-winning, proprietary ESG management system, LightStay, measures performance and tracks progress towards its Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals across a global portfolio of nearly 7,400 hotels. Since its launch in 2009, LightStay data shows that Hilton’s global portfolio of hotels have reduced their carbon emissions intensity by 44% and saved more than $1 billion in utility costs. The ranking also follows Hilton’s representation of the hospitality industry at the United Nations COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai where the company reaffirmed its commitment to reduce food waste leveraging data trends to scale meaningful action at hotels and across the industry. 

Throughout the year, Hilton has continued to help improve the communities where it operates for those who live, work and travel in them. This work includes supporting community members in the aftermath of disasters in times of need; enabling guests to travel more sustainability; creating pathways to hospitality careers; and working to preserve the beautiful destinations where Hilton operates.

This work, deeply connected to Hilton’s business, focuses on making a real, meaningful difference for people and the planet. Hilton’s ESG leadership has been recognized across numerous prestigious rankings including:


#1 Top Company for ESG and #4 Company for Philanthropy (Fair360, formerly DiversityInc)
Only hospitality company recognized on Dow Jones Sustainability World & North America Indices (S&P Global), currently scoring in the 92nd percentile in the industry
Human Rights Campaign Equality 100 Award
Highest Sustainability Perceptions Value (Brand Finance)
Best ESG Reporting – Large Cap (IR Magazine)
Global Sustainability Yearbook (S&P Global) – Top 5%
Recognition on 3BL’s 100 Best Corporate Citizen, Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies, and PEOPLE’s U.S. Companies that Care lists
No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune
To learn more about Hilton’s Travel with Purpose strategy and its 2030 Goals, visit