The successful execution of our corporate responsibility strategy is very much dependent upon ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders. We engage with stakeholders in a wide variety of ways, both formally and informally. We strive to identify key stakeholders who are in a position to support or impact our corporate responsibility areas of focus and shape our thinking on material issues. We are deeply appreciative of our stakeholders and partners around the world who are helping Hilton Worldwide advance our responsibility and sustainability goals.
We believe there is huge value in partnering with organizations that have expertise in the issues on which we focus through Travel with Purpose. Partners bring their experiences to these issues, while we contribute our knowledge of hospitality, guest service and operations. The result is an opportunity to work in a public/private partnership approach to address societal issues. We seek partnerships at all levels to address the needs of our business and communities as effectively as possible. We work closely with partners to understand the context in which they are working and how a partnership approach can help us be more impactful in addressing issues such as improving the outcomes of volunteer service, repurposing waste, creating youth opportunities, preventing child trafficking and innovating around sustainable procurement, to name a few.