Choice Hotels International, Inc. | 1 Choice Hotels Circle, Suite 400 Rockville, MD 20850
Corporate Social Responsibility
We're all in this world together, and at Choice that's just the way we like it. Stepping up to challenges, meeting responsibilities head on—we act as a corporation just the way we expect associates to act at work. That means being good citizens, showing initiative, valuing resources and paying it forward. Want to make the world a better place? We're ready to do our part to help you succeed, by giving you all the "room" you need.
Executives, associates, franchisees, guests — we challenge everyone at Choice to think about the impact of our footprint on the communities where we work and live. And through our Room for Responsibility initiatives, we propose ways to do more than just think about it.
Signature Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Providing shelter is at the very heart of the hospitality industry and that's why we are proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a national non-profit providing a safe haven for youth nationwide. Boys & Girls Clubs of America strives enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With programming that emphasizes education, career development, character, leadership, life skills and nutrition, BGCA aligns perfectly with our philanthropic mission to:
Enhance the communities in which we live and serve through the power of human connection-enabling access to food, shelter and the tools for personal and professional advancement.
With a national footprint of nearly 4,100 locations, BGCA offers a variety of ways for Choice associates, franchisees and guests to roll up their sleeve and give back in their home communities across the country.
We're committed to protecting the world around us through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce, reuse and recycle—starting at our corporate headquarters in Rockville and Phoenix and at our hotel properties around the globe. We're also in a unique position to champion the virtues of a reduced carbon footprint—and we're committed to "going green" in our headquarters and encouraging energy-saving initiatives at the property level.
Our metro-accessible offices in Rockville, MD are LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum Certified—and our Phoenix campus is pursuing LEED Silver Certified status. That means energy efficient lighting, energy star appliances, low flow water fixtures, onsite recycling and other environmentally friendly features are in place at both locations.
Philanthropy. It's one of the ways we at Choice Hotels stay grounded and in touch with the communities in which we live, work and play. Through the Choice Hotels International Foundation, we support charitable organizations that meet guidelines associated with our mission, all of them located where we have a corporate presence.
When eligible full-time associates give to a favorite charity or non-profit, the Foundation matches, dollar for dollar, tax-deductible donations (up to $1,500 per calendar year) to eligible non-profit organizations or educational institutions of their choice. And for every 100 hours of volunteer service within a calendar year that an associate provides to an eligible non-profit organization, the Foundation makes a financial gift of $500 to the organization in the associate's name.