Faith Taylor, Senior Vice President Global Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Ms. Taylor currently leads Wyndham’s Worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility program policies, reporting and strategies which include sustainability, philanthropy, wellness, diversity, human rights, ethics and responsible sourcing. She also oversees Wyndham’s Charitable Foundation and global giving which has grown by over 200% in the last 2 years. The program is implemented across 40 hospitality brands, 38,000 employees and over 120,000 locations in 100 countries. In 2006 she created the Wyndham Green program.
Under her leadership in 2014 through 2016, Wyndham Worldwide was recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as both World and North American leader in the Hotel, Resort and Cruise line sector for its environmental, social and governance programs. CR Magazine has also recognized Wyndham Worldwide as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. In 2016, Newsweek named Wyndham Worldwide one of the Greenest Companies in America.
CDP has recognized Wyndham as a leader in both performance and disclosure. In 2014, Wyndham Worldwide met its goal to reduce its carbon emissions by 21%, 6 years ahead of schedule and water is down 18% globally. The program has saved over $70 million dollars in energy and water expenses and 27% of its $2.2 billion supply chain has met the Wyndham Green criteria. In 2016, Wyndham planted over 1 million trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Organization.
Ms. Taylor chaired the Sustainability Group of the World Travel & Tourism Council where she led the development of Environmental, Social Governance Reporting for the industry and currently chairs the Board of Directors of the USGBC of New Jersey. She is also a member of the International Tourism Partnership organizations where she has participated in setting industry standards like the Hotel Carbon and Water Metric Initiative and policies used by over 20,000 hotels today. Wyndham is a recognized corporate leader working with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Obama Better Building Challenge in setting leading programs for the built environment. In 2014 the National Diversity Council named her “One of the Most Powerful Women in the Industry”.
Ms Taylor has an MBA from the Wharton business school, a BA from Stanford University and she is an adjunct professor who teaches about innovation and sustainability.