Gaithersburg, October 5, 2023
Entegra, a Sodexo company, an expert in procurement solutions and cost
optimization for the hospitality industry, joins forces with five global hotel
companies, Accor, Hilton, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, and
Radisson Hotel Group, and global hospitality group purchasing organization
Avendra to launch the Hospitality Alliance for Responsible Procurement (HARP) to
accelerate positive impact across the hospitality industry, driven by a commitment
to provide greater support to its clients on key sustainability goals.
The HARP members will enroll their suppliers in a sustainability assessment via the
EcoVadis platform, which scores suppliers based on a range of sustainability metrics.
The resulting sustainability scorecards and insights, shared by suppliers through the
EcoVadis platform, will allow HARP members to better gauge their supply chain’s
sustainability performance and make choices based on measurable sustainability goals
By aligning all 7 companies as peers, Entegra and the other HARP founding members
intend to use their collective strength to send a unified message to the supplier
community and seek significant changes in the industry to benefit the whole ecosystem.
Harmonizing on a common sustainability performance assessment methodology will
drive positive impact in key areas of responsible procurement : waste management,
plastics reduction, energy savings and sustainable sourcing. These commitments are
part of Entegra’s award-winning corporate social responsibility program and
comprehensive suite of environmentally conscious solutions to support their clients in
minimizing their business’ impact of our planet.
“Entegra is a very proud founding member of the Hospitality Alliance for
Responsible Sourcing powered by EcoVadis alongside the world’s leading
hospitality businesses. We firmly believe that collaboration is key to accelerate impact.
Leading the way on sustainability topics has always been a priority for Entegra and we
are convinced that we can make significant, positive impact by improving sustainability all
along the hospitality supply chain and sharing our best practices and know-how.
Sustainable procurement will be key to elevating the hospitality industry and exceeding
guests’ expectations.” – Damien Calderini, Entegra Global CEO.
“This alliance reflects our long-standing commitment to helping our supplier partners
progress and achieve their sustainability ambitions, thus providing more value to our
hospitality clients and supporting them in their key business goals.” – Paul McArdle,
Entegra Global COO, the company’s representative on the HARP board.
Entegra Procurement Services®, operating in 10 countries, is one of the largest food
group purchasing organizations in the world. Entegra supports the hospitality sector,
primarily hotels, restaurants, leisure, medical and social establishments, by providing
them with industry-specific saving solutions and improving their operations.
A subsidiary of Sodexo, Entegra helps its clients unlock unlimited performance in their
businesses through its unmatched purchasing power, enabled by a comprehensive suite
of digital tools, personalized advisory services and corporate social responsibility
To learn more, visit www.entegraps.com
EcoVadis is a purpose-led company whose mission is to provide the world’s most trusted
business sustainability ratings. Businesses of all sizes rely on EcoVadis’ expert
intelligence and evidence-based ratings to monitor and improve the sustainability
performance of their business and trading partners. Its actionable scorecards,
benchmarks, carbon action tools, and insights guide an improvement journey for
environmental, social and ethical practices across 200 industry categories and 175
countries. Industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Unilever, LVMH,
Bridgestone, BASF and JPMorgan are among the 100,000 businesses that collaborate
with EcoVadis to drive resilience, sustainable growth and positive impact worldwide.
More information on www.ecovadis.com