Evans Hotels Introduces New Corporate Social Responsibility Program: WE CARE

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San Diego-based, family-owned hospitality leader shares first annual CSR report.

Employees of Evans Hotels participate in a beach cleanup

Employees of Evans Hotels participate in a beach cleanup

The WE CARE social responsibility program is in line with Evans Hotels' belief that its hotels are both “of the community” and “for the community,” and focuses on three key areas: people, community, and environment.

Evans Hotels, one of the premier hospitality leaders in Southern California, is pleased to announce its new corporate social responsibility program called WE CARE along with its first annual scorecard. Evans Hotels is a family-run business with a deep commitment to San Diego; its portfolio includes Bahia Resort Hotel and Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in Mission Bay as well as The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the AAA Five Diamond property in La Jolla.

The WE CARE social responsibility program is in line with the company’s belief that its hotels are both “of the community” and “for the community,” and focuses on three key areas: people, community, and environment. Through the efforts embodied in the WE CARE initiative, Evans Hotels helps ensure that San Diego shines—the oceans, beaches, bays, and parks are clean; its people and communities are healthy and thriving; and there is a wide variety of events and attractions for both visitors and residents to enjoy.

“Being an active member of the community and a good citizen has been part of Evans Hotels’ values since my father founded Bahia in 1953,” said Grace Evans Cherashore, Executive Chairwoman of Evans Hotels.

“WE CARE is a reflection of our relationships with our employees and guests, as well as the support we provide to the community and our dedication to the environment,” added Robert Gleason, President and Chief Executive Officer of Evans Hotels.

Evans Hotels has demonstrated its commitment to donating, conserving, and volunteering to a variety of causes and non-profit organizations for more than 60 years. Evans Hotels debuted WE CARE to reaffirm its core social responsibility values and key areas of focus: Wellness and health, Education, Children and youth, Arts and culture, Responsible conservation, and Environmental stewardship.

The recently released scorecard outlines Evans Hotels’ 2016 WE CARE accomplishments:

Evans Hotels is committed to supporting and enhancing employee well-being through a variety of programs that support and nurture its team professionally and personally. Through these programs, Evans Hotels is able to build a healthy, well-trained workforce that has a strong positive connection to the organization and helps to enhance the guest experience.

Facts at a Glance:

  • 1,186 individuals employed
  • 47% of managers received advanced training in leadership development
  • 54 employees assisted with their path to U.S. Citizenship through the New American Workforce Program
  • 100 (8.4%) employees have 20+ years of service

Evans Hotels has a long history of supporting local community organizations that enrich the lives of residents and guests. Through WE CARE, Evans Hotels is dedicated to strengthening the community through donating time, goods, services and cash to causes that ensure San Diego shines for the company's workforce, families and neighbors.

Facts at a Glance:

  • More than 1 million guests served
  • $6 million rent paid to the City of San Diego
  • $6.7 million Hotel taxes and assessments paid
  • More than 150 community organizations supported
  • More than $300,000 value of cash and in-kind donations to community organizations

Improving and sustaining the local environment through careful stewardship of natural resources is a key focus at Evans Hotels. The company is dedicated to making the oceans, beaches, bays, and parks healthier and more beautiful through local cleanup efforts, waste diversion, water conservation, and energy efficiency as well as carbon emissions reduction.

Facts at a Glance:

  • 76% of total waste diverted from landfills
  • 357 tons of food waste composted (100% of collected food waste generated)
  • 100% of paper products made from recycled materials (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, printer paper, face tissue, take out containers and cups)
  • 192 lbs. of waste removed from beaches during clean-ups

For additional information, please visit EvansHotels.com/WeCare.

About Evans Hotels:
San Diego natives and entrepreneurs William D. and Anne L. Evans founded Evans Hotels in 1953 and the company has been an important part of the region ever since. Its portfolio includes two properties on Mission Bay, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and Bahia Resort Hotel, and one AAA Five Diamond property in the prominent seaside community of La Jolla, The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The company, headquartered in San Diego, remains family-owned and committed to the community. For additional information, visit EvansHotels.com.

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