Entegra, a Sodexo company, joined five global hotel companies—Accor, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, and Radisson Hotel Group—and Avendra to launch the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement (HARP) to accelerate positive impact across the hospitality industry and to support to clients on key sustainability goals.
The HARP members can enroll their suppliers in a sustainability assessment via the EcoVadis platform, which scores suppliers based on a range of sustainability metrics. The resulting sustainability scorecards and insights, shared by suppliers through the EcoVadis platform, will allow HARP members to gauge their supply chain’s sustainability performance and make choices based on measurable sustainability goals and guidelines.
By aligning all seven companies, Entegra and the other HARP founding members intend to use their collective strength to send a unified message to the supplier community and seek changes in the industry. Focusing on a common sustainability performance assessment methodology will drive a positive impact on responsible procurement practices including waste management, plastics reduction, energy savings, and sustainable sourcing. These commitments are part of Entegra’s corporate social responsibility program and comprehensive suite of environmentally conscious solutions.
“Entegra is a very proud founding member of the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Sourcing powered by EcoVadis alongside the world’s leading hospitality businesses. We firmly believe that collaboration is key to accelerating impact. Leading the way on sustainability topics has always been a priority for Entegra and we are convinced that we can make a significant, positive impact by improving sustainability all along the hospitality supply chain and sharing our best practices and know-how. Sustainable procurement will be key to elevating the hospitality industry and exceeding guests’ expectations,” said Damien Calderini, Entegra Global CEO.
“This alliance reflects our long-standing commitment to helping our supplier partners progress and achieve their sustainability ambitions, thus providing more value to our hospitality clients and supporting them in their key business goals,” said Paul McArdle, Entegra global COO, the company’s representative on the HARP board.