Hilton makes global stand against animal cruelty

In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, Hilton Worldwide has joined the fight against animal cruelty.

Globally, all hotels in the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton brands will adopt cage-free eggs by 31 December 31, 2017, and  all pork products must be purchased from suppliers that house breeding pigs in groups rather than gestation crates by December 31, 2018.

The company’s corporate citizenship and responsible sourcing commitment to a cruelty-free global food supply chain will affect its portfolio of 12 global hotel brands in 94 countries.

These changes will first be applied in 19 countries where products are currently available and will be adopted in additional markets as supply comes online. These actions are part of the company’s global responsible sourcing strategy, which includes a focus on animal welfare.

A spokesperson at Hilton Worldwide Singapore shared with Marketing that while Singapore is not included in the 19 countries listed, it will review opportunities to transition its sourcing of produce to align with the new sustainability drive.

Jennifer Silberman, vice president, corporate responsibility for Hilton Worldwide said: “We are committed to addressing key issues throughout our business and supply chain and responsibly serving our guests and communities in a range of areas.”

According to Silberman, the hotel brand aims to have an considerable impact on sustainable sourcing in its industry as well as drive humane treatment of animals throughout its supply chain.