Global Citizenship


At Starwood, Global Citizenship provides our guests, customers, communities, owners, and associates a better way to experience the world. We enlist our global network of hotels, our world-renowned brands, and our dedicated associates in implementing our Global Citizenship initiatives to ensure our environmental and social standards are consistently upheld. We recognize that the most effective initiatives are those that are economically viable, exceed our guests’ expectations and make our associates feel proud to work for Starwood.

"At Starwood, we believe sustainable, responsible behavior is a priority—it benefits our business as well as society. And we act on that belief."
— Frits van Paasschen, Chief Executive Officer and President


Since 2009, Global Citizenship has become a cornerstone of our business, strengthening our resilience in an age of continuous global change. Today, our efforts address critical issues such as human rights, climate change, conservation, and community development. We have set bold goals and made great progress in areas such as energy, water and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while laying the foundation in new areas such as our supply chain. Throughout our organization we provide resources and support to implement our Global Citizenship strategy of creating a better world to experience.

Recent Highlights 

  • Global ban of shark fin at all Starwood properties by 2015
  • $5.1M+ USD donated to charity in 2013
  • $1M+ USD raised for the Starwood Associate Relief Fund in 2013
  • 8.38% reduction from 2008 in energy (kBtu/built room)
  • 17.12% reduction from 2008 in water (cubic meters/built room)
  • 8.69% reduction from 2008 in carbon emissions
  • 5M+ guests participated in Make A Green Choice, saving 223M+ gallons of water and 961K kilowatts of electricity from 2009 – 2013


CLICK HERE to learn more about updates in Global Citizenship (GC) through our 2013 GC Report Periodic Update.



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Global Citizenship in Development

We are developing our hotels to be environmentally and socially responsible. Learn more


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Our strategic philanthropy influences lasting change around the world. Learn more


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