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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has become the first founding partner of IMPACT 2030: The global initiative for the advancement of corporate volunteering.
IMPACT 2030 was introduced at the United Nations on Friday (Dec. 5), on International Volunteer Day where the Ritz-Carlton and the fellow founding partner companies showcased the meaningful difference their employees are making locally, nationally and internationally through corporate volunteering.
To celebrate the landmark partnership, the Ritz-Carlton properties around the GCC organized an array of activities, from programs training local students in the craft of hospitality to helping local charities spruce up their surroundings.
IMPACT 2030 is a global private sector led collaboration created to mobilize corporate volunteers to contribute to achieving the UN sustainable development goals. The initiative’s partner companies recognize that a commitment to corporate volunteering — when used in concert with the United Nations, peer companies, and philanthropic and nonprofit organizations — is a powerful tool to address critical social and environmental issues and inspire the private sector to positive action.
The focus areas for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company’s social and environmental responsibility program — Community Footprints — are hunger and poverty relief, child well-being, and environmental responsibility, and are key components of the company’s culture of CSR.
“Through IMPACT 2030, the power of many will be the force that will allow us to make a significant impact,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“In communities where we do business, we will be collaborating with corporate partners and other stakeholders to help address critical issues,” said Humler who is joined at the United Nations on International Volunteer Day by Sue Stephenson, the company’s vice president of community footprints and vice chairperson of the executive committee for IMPACT 2030, to recognize and celebrate the dedication and impact being made by Ritz-Carlton employee volunteers.