Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Concord Hospitality Helps Clean the World

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company has partnered with Orlando, Fla.-based social enterprise Clean the World Global LLC to collect and recycle hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and gels to help fight the global spread of preventable diseases.
Concord Hospitality represents 82 properties throughout North America. Some of the top performing properties include The Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel and Marriott West Des Moines, which have contributed 824 lbs. of soaps and bottled amenities to Clean the World. These contributions will provide 785 children with enough soap for a full month. Participating Concord properties have contributed 3,352 lbs. of soaps and bottled amenities since joining the Clean the World program in June 2011.

Each day 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. Clean the World has a mission to put soap in the hands of people who need it most to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions.


Marriott West Des Moines
 “Recognizing the remarkable demand for soaps worldwide, and the tremendous good they can provide, Concord Hospitality is pleased to partner with Clean the World,” says Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company. “Our hotels have earned a reputation for sustainability and social responsibility in many areas, and by joining with Clean the World we can better serve global communities with the support and enthusiasm of our loyal hotel guests. It’s a win-win situation for all involved.”

Clean the World has partnered with more than 1,100 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 1.2 million lbs. (600 tons) of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

“This partnership underscores Concord’s commitment to a cleaner world,” says Paul Till, president and co-founder of Clean the World. “Each individual property within the Concord family has an opportunity to participate in our global hygiene revolution. We look forward to seeing these properties, and the hard-working employees who represent them, recognize the positive impact they are having on the lives of children and families around the globe.”

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