We recognize the responsibility to support our broader community, serving others on a local, national and global scale.
Whether it’s one of our own associates in need, or pitching in on an international program, we seek to give back to those less fortunate. Every year, Concord associates come together to volunteer across North America with our partner organization, Feed the Children. We deliver a week’s worth of food and essentials to more than 2,800 families across the country on our annual SHARE DAY.
Clean the World
Additionally, we’ve partnered with Clean the World, a global organization that recycles and reuses complimentary toiletry items like shampoo, conditioner and soap that guests leave behind. These supplies help reduce the spread of deadly diseases like cholera and pneumonia that are preventable with proper hygiene. This initiative helps to save the lives of the 9,000 children who die each year due to illness, as well as sparing our landfills from more than 75,000 tons of waste.
Volunteerism is just one way Concord embraces the notion of being good stewards of the community we all share; equally important to us is preserving our natural resources. We are committed to making all new developments LEED-certified. We partnered with Marriott International to design and develop the first LEED-certified Courtyard by Marriott prototype, saving costs through smart efficiencies. Our data from the past several years shows that our sustainable development projects provide about 24 percent of total energy savings. Our ongoing development commitment to these new standards is augmented by operational practices centered around sustainability, evidenced by partnerships such as Clean the World. By providing these savings for years to come, sustainable development is good for both the Earth and your bottom line.
We are grateful for the time, talent and resources our associates so willingly give to help improve the lives of others.
Concord hotels are recognized routinely each year by their community leaders as well. We are honored to have received the Alice S. Marriott Award for Community Service. This award is presented to Marriott business partners in recognition of excellence in corporate citizenship.