Starwood is committed to integrating leading environmental practices and sustainability principles into our core business strategy. Pursuing a triple-bottom line approach, our global sustainability policy specifies critical areas of focus and objectives designed to meet the needs of our customers and the communities in which we operate.
As citizens of the world, we aim to reduce our impact on the environment in every aspect of our business, including in our kitchens. Eat Local, Think Global is Starwood’s Sustainable Food & Beverage policy to support Fair Trade practices, promote locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients, and minimize the use of over-harvested or endangered animals and plants in our food and beverage venues.
As part of our commitment to our Sustainable Food & Beverage program, Starwood plans to source 100% of its eggs from cage-free chickens by 2020. Many of our hotels already use cage-free eggs. We will work with our suppliers to make this important change.
Starwood is committed to engaging with suppliers that adhere to at least a minimum Code of Conduct standard at all times. This Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our promise to “Do the Right Thing,” to act with integrity in all dealings, to maintain high standards of professional conduct, and to use good judgment.
We work closely with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit organization that provides a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information.
We acknowledge and respect the principles contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Starwood’s Human Rights Policy reflects the Company’s commitment to conduct its business in a manner consistent with these principles and to protect human rights within the company’s sphere of influence.
We recognize that we have a responsibility around the world to help play a critical role in increasing awareness and prevention of human trafficking. Starwood’s commitment to this issue is reflected in the industry-wide Position Statement.