IHG Hotels & Resorts (Intercontinental Hotels Group)

Holiday Inn, InterContinental Exchange, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
United Kingdom
Consumer Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

Summary:

IHG Hotels & Resorts scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, IHG Hotels & Resorts (Intercontinental Hotels Group), increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. IHG forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. IHG supports the Equality Act and opposed a Florida bill prohibiting the teaching of gender and sexual orientation ideology to children in K-3rd grade. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. For these reasons, IHG receives a High Risk rating.

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