The Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement (HARP) is an EcoVadis-powered sector initiative created in the first quarter of 2023 by a group of international hospitality companies and their key Global Procurement Organizations: Accor, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Radisson Hotel Group, Avendra and Entegra.
The core mission of this group is to accelerate positive impact across the industry by:
- Improving the sustainability performance of suppliers in the hospitality industry.
- Enhancing actions to support environmental, human, and economic health and vitality practices over time.
EcoVadis acts as the initiative’s coordination office, which includes a robust governance structure overseen by each member organization’s Chief Procurement Officers and members' quarterly meetings. In addition, developing specific workgroups to address particular sustainability topics allows for driving collective action.
Upon creating this initiative, the seven founding members collectively rated more than 2,000 suppliers. Understanding commonalities supports the creation of supplier capacity building and improvement actions.
Starting in 2024, the HARP will communicate at the beginning of each year the maximum number of new members that may join the initiative per application period. If you are interested in applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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