InterContinental Hotels Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is InterContinental Hotels Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 40

InterContinental Hotels Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 40 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger commitment and results in lowering carbon intensity and enhancing sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

InterContinental Hotels Group is part of the hospitality industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

InterContinental Hotels Group operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 3.43% worse in emissions than the industry average.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), based in Denham, UK, operates in the hospitality industry and was founded in 2003. The company manages a diverse portfolio of hotel brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza, with nearly 5,200 properties worldwide. IHG offers hotel management and franchising services, alongside the IHG® Rewards Club, a leading hotel loyalty program with over 100 million members.

Good news, InterContinental Hotels Group has embraced SBTi commitments

InterContinental Hotels Group has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Their targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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