Hilton in new soap recycling initiative
Boston, November 8, 2011
Hilton Worldwide has announced a partnership with the Global Soap Project, a nonprofit organization that recovers and recycles soap from hotels that would otherwise end up in landfills.
The Global Soap Project sorts, reprocesses and remolds used soap into new bars and distributes them to vulnerable populations in developing countries who are at risk of sanitation and hygiene-related disease.
In its first year of the partnership, Hilton expects this investment to result in the donation of more than one million new 4-ounce bars of soap to people in need.
'At Hilton Worldwide, we are constantly measuring, analyzing and working to improve our sustainability performance,' said Christopher Corpuel, vice president, Sustainability, Hilton Worldwide.
'We are proud to invest in the Global Soap Project and are excited to leverage our expertise to support their organization, while simultaneously solving critical social needs,' he stated.
In addition to donating soap, Hilton Worldwide is investing $1.3 million over the next three years and providing its operational expertise to help expand the Global Soap Project's processing capabilities, Corpuel added.
By leveraging Hilton Worldwide's global supply chain and understanding of the hospitality industry, the partners will work to explore a social enterprise model and develop a global system that can handle the high volumes of soap generated by the sector, at zero cost to hotel properties.
Hilton Worldwide will also assume a seat on the Global Soap Project's Board of Directors and participate in the development of the organization's strategy and growth
With more than 600,000 team members in 85 countries, the partnership will also directly benefit some of the communities where Hilton Worldwide team members and their families live and work.-TradeArabia News Service