HYATT REGENCY KOLKATA AWARDS SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY GRANT TO NATURE ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE SOCIETY
Hyatt Hotels awards US $15000 grant to NATURE ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE SOCIETY (NEWS) for its commitment to Environmental Sustainability
Kolkata December 21 2011-As part of Hyatt Community Grants, a philanthropic program that empowers Hyatt associates to guide charitable giving, Hyatt Regency Kolkata announced today that it has awarded Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS) with a significant grant to further the organization’s efforts in Environmental Sustainability.
Hyatt Community Grants encourages hotels around the world to identify and nominate local nonprofits for funding consideration through Hyatt Hotels Foundation. The program builds on Hyatt’s belief that no one better understands a community’s most pressing issues – and their solutions – that those that live and work there.
All participating nonprofits must have a significant local presence and must support one of Hyatt’s four philanthropic pillars – Environmental Sustainability, Education & Personal Advancement, Economic Development & Investment, or Health & Wellness.
“We are honored to support Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS) and their valuable contributions to our community,” said Mr Marc Lorenz, General Manager- Hyatt Regency Kolkata. “It is a top priority for us to be active participants in our area, and Hyatt Community Grants gives us the great opportunity to give back to the local organizations that do so much for our city
“Receiving this grant is a great honor, and we are thankful that Hyatt Regency Kolkata nominated our organization to be the recipient of this generous donation,” said Biswajit Roy Chowdhury , Secretary , Nature Environment & Wildlife Society . “We know this grant will go a long way in helping us achieve our goals of Project: Develop a community participative model for scientific management of municipal solid wastes in EKW’.
Funding for this program is provided by Hyatt Hotels Foundation, a donor advised fund created in conjunction with the National Philanthropic Trust. In 2011, Hyatt Regency Kolkata will be among 27 Hyatt properties from around the world that will award grants to nonprofits in their local communities. Since the program’s inception in 2008, Hyatt hotels have awarded over US$1,054,000 to nonprofit organizations in 84 communities and 30 countries around the world.
Hyatt Community Grants is a key component of Hyatt Thrive, the company’s global corporate responsibility program. Hyatt Thrive is designed to help make the communities in which Hyatt operates places that associates are proud to work, guests want to visit, neighbors want to live and hotel owners want to invest. Hyatt Thrive harnesses the power of more than 85,000 Hyatt associates at over 450 properties around the world, to focus on positive local efforts that create a significant global impact.
Hyatt’s global corporate responsibility program, Hyatt Thrive, is designed to help make the communities in which Hyatt operates places that associates are proud to work, guests want to visit, neighbors want to live and hotel owners want to invest. The program reflects Hyatt’s belief that no one better understands a community’s most pressing issues – and their solutions –than those who live and work there. Hyatt Thrive harnesses the power of more than 85,000 Hyatt associates at over 450 properties around the world, to focus on positive local efforts that create a significant global impact.
Hyatt Thrive focuses on four key pillars that Hyatt believes are essential to a thriving community:
· Environmental Sustainability
· Economic Development & Investment
- Education & Personal Advancement
- Health & Wellness
Hyatt recognizes its responsibility to manage the environmental impact of its hotels. Through Hyatt Earth, the company is taking focused, aggressive steps to reduce resource consumption, waste, and emissions at Hyatt hotels, and to protect the natural environment in the communities around the world that Hyatt calls home. Hyatt has been measuring the environmental performance of its managed, full-service hotels since 2006 and leverages the passion and creativity of its Green Teams around the world to identify programs and implement initiatives that support Hyatt’s global sustainability goals.
Economic Development & Investment
Hyatt hotels are often a cornerstone of their communities, driving tourism, commerce and employment. Locally, Hyatt invests in its communities and stimulates growth by creating and sustaining good jobs, supporting local businesses and working with community members to improve local neighborhoods. Hyatt’s commitment to invest in its communities extends to those that have been impacted by natural disasters.
Education & Personal Advancement
Hyatt believes that communities can only succeed when its people succeed. Through Hyatt Thrive, Hyatt supports programs that provide opportunities for its neighbors and associates to flourish by developing their personal and professional skills.
Health & Wellness
A thriving community begins with healthy, vibrant people. That’s why Hyatt Thrive drives programs that enhance the health and wellness of associates, neighbors and guests. These efforts range from promoting active lifestyles in our hotels to supporting programs that empower the people in Hyatt’s communities to live more healthy lives.
Hyatt Earth and Hyatt Community
These signature programs under the Hyatt Thrive platform empower Hyatt associates to direct their efforts towards initiatives that address the unique needs of their hotels and local communities. Hyatt Community brings together teams of passionate associates and Hyatt’s resources with a commitment to volunteerism, philanthropy and disaster relief. Hyatt Earth harnesses the company’s effort to encourage environmental stewardship in its hotels and surrounding communities. Both programs are consistently tracked to ensure progress and to identify opportunities for improvement.