Partnerships and Practices for a Better World
At Kimpton, we believe that heartfelt human connections make peoples’ lives better. Since the inception of our company more than 35 years ago, we’ve been dedicated to a creating a world filled with ridiculously personal experiences that begin with our employees, extends to our guests, and includes everything we do.
Our commitment to social and environmental responsibility provides a higher sense of purpose – radiating to our guests, to our employees and to the communities we inhabit. For us, this isn’t a fad — it’s in our company DNA.
We believe that embracing diversity makes life extraordinary and experiences more meaningful.
We believe that it is only when people feel comfortable to be themselves that they can truly impact, enrich, and connect more deeply and more compassionately with those around them. That is when heartfelt, human connections are born.
Kimpton is committed to providing a space where guests and employees can enrich themselves and each other.
Our Stay Human Promise
At Kimpton, we take our Stay Human ethos to heart and have spent the last few weeks reflecting on what humanity really means. As part of that process we are taking new steps to ensure our Stay Human promise continues to extend equally to all – in particular the Black community. We’re proud that Black creators and partners are represented in 15% of our brand ad campaigns and social media content. However, we know that we can and should do more. Moving forward, we pledge over the next two years to increase that number to 25% across all Kimpton marketing and advertising channels.
We’re also proud that Kimpton’s award-winning culture continues to be recognized for diversity and inclusion practices, most recently by Forbes and Fortune that named us “The Best Employers for Diversity” (2019) and “Best Workplaces for Diversity” (2016-2019) respectively. However, we know that this is not enough, which is why we are immediately committing to:
- Assess all company vendors and partners with the goal to increase our support of both minority and black-owned businesses
- Audit corporate and field recruiting and hiring practices with a focus on recruiting, retention and advancement for current and future BIPOC employees
- Introduce mandatory Diversity + Inclusion training covering areas such as inclusive leadership and unconscious bias
- Increase investments in employee resource groups, in particular our black employee resource group
Our Commitments and Partners: