Industry NewsAHLA and Procure Impact Launch Dignity of Work Pledge

AHLA and Procure Impact Launch Dignity of Work Pledge

WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Procure Impact announced the launch of the Dignity of Work Pledge, an initiative to create 100,000 hours of paid employment for overlooked populations.

Many hospitality companies have made commitments to building positive and sustainable social impact through their supply chains. Procure Impact’s B2B marketplace allows companies to source responsibly and achieve social impact goals.

Each vendor on the Procure Impact platform employs individuals facing barriers to work, including survivors of trafficking, veterans, at-risk youth, refugees, individuals with disabilities, and individuals who have experienced poverty, incarceration, homelessness, mental health issues, trauma, or substance use disorders.

Procure Impact tracks the impact of each transaction made on its platform by calculating the number of shift hours created, allowing hospitality companies to report on their impact goals and measure their progress.

By taking the Dignity of Work Pledge, hospitality companies commit to increasing the percentage of their purchases made with vendors on Procure Impact’s platform and reporting their progress, which will be shared on AHLA’s Responsible Stay website.

AHLA’s Responsible Stay initiative unites members behind sustainability principles, including responsible sourcing, energy efficiency, water conservation, and waste reduction.

“We believe the hospitality sector is uniquely positioned to harness its purchasing power to create unique and meaningful guest experiences and change millions of lives in the process. We are excited to partner with so many pioneers in hospitality who are building spaces and places grounded in belonging and purpose through the products that they feature and purchase,” said Procure Impact Founder and CEO Lauren McCann.

“Responsible sourcing is all about delivering value to guests while creating positive social and environmental impacts,” said AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers. “Procure Impact makes it easy for hospitality companies to do just that.”

Founding partners who have committed and signed the Dignity of Work Pledge include Davidson Hospitality Group, Pyramid Global Hospitality, Sage Hospitality Group, CoralTree Hospitality, Atrium Hospitality, Pacific Hospitality Group, Modus Hotels, and 21c Museum Hotels. Participating hotels manage over 110,000 hotel rooms nationwide.