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Hyatt Named One of 50 Best Workplaces for Charity and Volunteering

21.02.2017 - 13:05:48

Business Wire India
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) (Hyatt) has been named as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Charity and Volunteering by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE. The recognition highlights U.S. companies that go above and beyond with their philanthropic work, with initiatives like food drives, cancer walks, and even volunteer bonuses. With over 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyatt has given $7.2 million in total philanthropic donations. As the only travel and hospitality company to make it to the list this year; Hyatt is ranked 23 based on feedback from employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations.
 
Hyatt works to create an environment for people to thrive by building strong communities and fostering sustainable environmental practices. Its aim to be the most preferred hospitality brand across the globe drives Hyatt’s belief that it has great opportunities and an even greater responsibility to ensure that it grows thoughtfully. From offering its employees PTO for volunteering to offering matching funds, Hyatt’s benefits and programs include the promotion of education and the involvement in local organizations.
 
Commenting on the achievement, Kurt StraubVice President of Operations for India said, “We are proud and humbled to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for charity and volunteering by Best Place to Work® and FORTUNE. With purpose and care at the helm of everything that we do, we are committed to creating a work environment where our colleagues are encouraged to not only care for their guests and each other, but to care for the communities they operate in. Hyatt’s purpose is driven by our belief that not only can our actions create long-term value for the people and the communities where we work, they can also help protect the planet for our future generations. This recognition acknowledges all of our 100,000 colleagues globally, without whom our efforts would not have been possible. Being a part of this list only encourages us to work harder.”
 
Key highlights of the survey findings - Hyatt employees feel that they are committed to care for each other, their guests, and the local communities. They believe that Hyatt not only makes them feel, but also truly cares about its employees. The benefits and the programs provided at Hyatt are truly a great asset to the company and its employees.
 
The list of U.S. companies has been compiled by FORTUNE based on more than 350,000 staffer surveys highlighting their company’s philanthropic work. The detailed questions in the survey varied from how proud they are of their impact on the community, the difference they feel they make, and whether their work has special meaning. 


About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
 
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 12 premier brands and 679 properties in 54 countries, as of September 30, 2016. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
 
About the Best Workplaces for Charity and Volunteering list
 
Published in partnership with FORTUNE, the Best Workplaces for Giving Back rankings are based on feedback from more than 357,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. Employees completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering a detailed questionnaire that includes questions about how proud they are of their impact on the community, the difference they feel they make, and whether their work has special meaning. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less.
 
To select the list, Great Place to Work® considers organizations' policies regarding paid time off for volunteering and the extent to which they contribute generously to community and charitable causes through corporate donations and employee fund–matching programs. Final rankings are primarily based on employees' own feedback on over 50 survey questions, with special emphasis on their connection to the organization's community impact. Rankings reward organizations where not only the majority of their employees are proud of their community involvement, but these experiences are widely shared within the organization, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role or other personal characteristics. Results take into account the complexity of the employee population and performance relative to peers.
 
About Great Place to Work
 
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, women and diversity, as well as lists representing many different industries.
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