IHG® Foundation

The positive impact of our award-winning corporate responsibility programmes led to the launch of the IHG Foundation in February 2016.


The IHG Foundation works to set the foundations for stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities around the world.

The foundation is committed to helping communities develop hospitality skills, ensuring support for those impacted by disasters, facilitating local community investment and protecting the environment.


Hospitality skills development

The IHG Foundation provides support to community organisations and education providers to tackle key social challenges and break down the barriers that many individuals face in accessing employment and to help them build their knowledge and skills in the hospitality industry.


International disaster relief

The IHG Foundation helps local communities when they need it the most, providing support when disaster strikes to help them get back on their feet and to be better prepared for future disasters.


Local community investment

The IHG Foundation collaborates with local organisations working hard to develop communities around the world where we can all prosper, creating better places for us all.


Environmental sustainability

Mindful of the impacts the hospitality industry has on the environment, the IHG Foundation provides support for organisations developing opportunities to do things differently to preserve scarce resources and help create a more sustainable future for everyone.

For more information on the IHG Foundation and the support it is providing for community projects with lasting impact please visit www.ihgfoundation.com




InterContinental Hotels Group

We are committed to making communities around the world better places to be for all. IHG cares for the good of our guests, local communities and business too. We work with our owners to develop new and better ways to build and operate IHG branded hotels, creating sustainable value for our brands, business and stakeholders, as well as addressing environmental and social challenges.


Environmental sustainability

We take steps to manage our environmental impacts in a responsible way. By delivering more environmentally sustainable hotels.

  • IHG Green Engage™ system: Our groupwide online sustainability tool that helps hotels manage their use of energy, carbon, water and waste, and minimise their overall impacts on the environment.

Social and community

Each one of our hotels is a central part of its community, from creating jobs and stimulating local economic opportunities to providing shelter in times of need. Our social and communities agenda focuses on:

  • IHG® Academy: A collaboration between our hotels and education providers and/or community organisations to help people develop the skills they need to improve their employability and secure a job in the hotel industry;
  • Disaster relief: We empower our hotels to support guests, colleagues and local communities in times of need with financial support, vital supplies and accommodation.



Our Events in 2016


Crowne Plaza Bahrain participated in a 3.5km Walk-A-Thon organized by Bahrain Cancer Society to create awareness to fight cancer and to raise funds to help the victims of cancer in the Kingdom on 6th February, 2016.