BETHESDA, Maryland, Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: HST), the nation’s largest lodging real estate mutual fund (the “Company”), has been listed in the Dow. listed Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third year in a row and maintains its position as the global leader in sustainability. In addition, the company was inducted into the DJSI North America for the fifth time in a row.
The DJSI World is made up of leading companies in the field of global sustainability from all industries and represents the top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on long-term economic and ecological, social and governance criteria (ESG). The company was one of only five US real estate companies to make this prestigious list.
“At Host we have built corporate responsibility into everything we do,” said Joanne Hamilton, executive vice president of human resources and corporate responsibility. “We are proud to be recognized for the third time at DJSI World, which is a testament to our longstanding commitment and holistic approach to corporate responsibility, as well as our ongoing efforts to address critical issues relating to climate, inclusion, community, health and wellbeing . “
This success builds on a number of recent ESG milestones:
- Issue of the third green bond with a total amount of 1.85 billion US dollars for investments in sustainability projects and LEED-certified hotels
- Introduction of a new ESG materiality matrix and assessment of biodiversity and human rights risks
- Established first-generation social goals, including two diversity-related goals and one employee engagement goal
- Launches the company’s diversity and inclusion program and resource group for female employees, and participates in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Coalition
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a series of benchmarks for sustainable business practices that measure the performance of the world’s largest and leading publicly traded companies in terms of their economic, environmental and social impact. For more information, please visitDJSI website.
To learn more about the company’s commitment to corporate responsibility along with our strong results, achievements and progress, read theCorporate Responsibility Report 2021and theCorporate Responsibility Pageson the company website.
ABOUT GUEST HOTELS & RESORTS
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest lodging real estate mutual fund and one of the largest owners of luxury and upscale hotels. The company currently owns 75 properties in the United States and five properties internationally for a total of approximately 45,400 rooms. In addition, the company holds non-controlling interests in six domestic and one international joint venture. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital allocation and aggressive asset management, the company works with premium brands such as Marriott®, Ritz-Carlton®, Westin®, Sheraton®, W®, St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Hyatt®. together, Fairmont®, Hilton®, Four Seasons®, Swissôtel®, ibis® and Novotel® and independent brands. For more information, please visit the company’s website atwww.hosthotels.com.