IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) and Green Key International Enter Collaboration Agreement

Green Key is proud to announce to be an official partner of IHG Hotels & Resorts, supporting the eco-certification efforts of IHG hotels. In Denmark, this applies to the green front runner Crowne Plaza, which received Green Key at the climate summit COP15 in 2009.

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company with more than 6,000 hotels in over 100 countries worldwide, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good. IHG has a family of 18 hotel brands, across luxury & lifestyle, premium, essentials, suites and exclusive partners – including, among others: Six Senses, Regent, InterContinental, Kimpton, voco, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites.

Continuing a long-standing commitment to operating responsibly, IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow action plan sets out the company’s ambitions to deliver its purpose of True Hospitality for Good, through efforts focused on creating positive change for people, communities and the planet.

Through its collaboration with Green Key International, IHG will support hotel pathways to participation in the Green Key programme, which will provide external third-party validation of the comprehensive sustainability efforts being undertaken by hotels across the IHG portfolio.

Kate Willoughby, Head of Corporate Responsibility, EMEAA at IHG, says,

“Our hotels are driving impactful progress toward sustainability goals as part of the Journey to Tomorrow plan. We’re pleased to be working with an internationally-recognised and leading eco-certification programme like Green Key to provide further external recognition for these initiatives, and to drive further continuous improvement.”

Finn Bolding Thomsen, Green Key International Director, adds,

“We are extremely proud to be an eco-certification partner of IHG. We recognise the value of IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow in supporting their hotels’ journey towards achieving the external Green Key certification and applaud IHG for partnering with Green Key, thereby reaffirming their commitment to sustainability and accountability.”


About IHG®

IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 18 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the world's largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has over 6,000 open hotels in over 100 countries, and more than 1,900 in the development pipeline.