McLEAN, Va. — Hilton has announced its brands will recycle one million bars of soap by October 15 for Global Handwashing Day. Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Hilton’s all-suites brands will take part in the Clean the World Challenge in partnership with Clean the World — an organization dedicated to sustainability, water, sanitization and health.
“We’re always looking for ways to have a positive impact in the communities where we develop and serve millions of guests each year,” says Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Focused Service category at Hilton. “Our hotels were among the first in the industry to participate in soap recycling and have remained leaders in the global-hygiene revolution, making the world a more hospitable place by empowering our team members and guests to eradicate preventable hygiene-related illnesses.”
By 2030, Hilton has committed to cutting its environmental footprint in half and double its social-impact investment to drive positive change in communities. As a result, the company has contributed to the distribution of more than 7.6 million bars of recycled soap, which resulted in more than two million pounds of soap and amenity bottles being diverted from landfills.
The Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton brands will all participate in Canada, the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.