London, UK, 2014-9-23 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) employees from over 60 countries around the world are beginning a week-long global awareness and fundraising event in aid ofIHG® Shelter In a Storm, the company’s disaster relief programme and one of its three core corporate responsibility initiatives.
As part of the annual effort IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is encouraging people to take part in as many different activities as they can and will be making a donation for each act of participation. Over 100,000 colleagues across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices have already signed up, making more than 200,000 pledges to date. Activities pledged so far include one individual who has made a commitment to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kate Gibson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, commented: “At IHG, being a responsible business is at the heart of everything we do. IHG Shelter in a Storm is a critical part of this, helping us prepare our hotels to act quickly and decisively to support guests, colleagues and local communities when disaster strikes.
“We are hugely excited to have colleagues around the world coming together to raise awareness and funds for IHG Shelter in a Storm. We have seen a huge amount of creativity in the activities our people have pledged to take part in so far and are encouraging others to participate in any way they can.”
IHG’s week of awareness and fundraising activities will run from 22nd-29th September, 2014.
Mark Debenham, IHG
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Notes to Editors
About IHG Shelter In a Storm
IHG Shelter in a Storm is IHG’s disaster relief programme and is funded through the IHG Shelter Fund. It is one of our three core CR initiatives and guides our hotels through the best way to respond when disaster strikes, telling them how to draw on funds available through the IHG Shelter Fund, which can be released at a moment’s notice to provide financial help, vital supplies or somewhere warm and safe to stay.
IHG’s latest Corporate Responsibility Report is available online at –www.ihg.com/responsibility
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