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Launch of Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement (HARP)

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Sodexo’s global food purchasing business Entegra has joined Accor, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, the Radisson Hotel Group and Avendra in a new alliance to support sustainability across the hospitality industry.

Members of the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement (HARP) will enroll their suppliers in a sustainability assessment via the EcoVadis platform, which scores suppliers based on a range of sustainability metrics. The resulting sustainability scorecards and insights, shared by suppliers through the EcoVadis platform, will allow HARP members to better gauge their supply chain’s sustainability performance and make choices based on measurable sustainability goals and guidelines.     

By aligning all 7 companies as peers, Entegra and the other HARP founding members intend to use their collective strength to send a unified message to the supplier community and seek significant changes in the industry to benefit the whole ecosystem. Adopting a common measure for assessing the performance of sustainability commitments is expected to drive positive impact in key areas of responsible procurement; including waste management, reducing plastics usage, energy savings and sustainable sourcing. These commitments are part of Entegra’s corporate social responsibility program and comprehensive suite of ‘environmentally conscious’ solutions to support clients with minimising the environmental impact of their businesses.

“Entegra is a very proud founding member of the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Sourcing powered by EcoVadis alongside the world’s leading hospitality businesses.

Damien Calderini, CEO for Entegra Global, says: “Entegra is a very proud founding member of the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Sourcing powered by EcoVadis alongside the world’s leading hospitality businesses.

“We firmly believe that collaboration is key to accelerate impact. Leading the way on sustainability topics has always been a priority for Entegra and we are convinced that we can make significant, positive impact by improving sustainability all along the hospitality supply chain and sharing our best practices and know-how. Sustainable procurement will be key to elevating the hospitality industry and exceeding guests’ expectations.”

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Paul McArdle, the company’s Global COO who also represents it on the HARP board, adds: “This alliance reflects our long-standing commitment to helping our supplier partners progress and achieve their sustainability ambitions, thus providing more value to our hospitality clients and supporting them in their key business goals.”

We firmly believe that collaboration is key to accelerate impact.

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