We expect our Team Members as well as our business partners to help us meet this commitment. Sex trafficking and sexual tourism is a large and growing problem worldwide, and Hilton must never allow any Hilton properties, products, or services to be used in any manner that supports or enables any form of abuse and exploitation.COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT Protecting the environment is a top priority for Hilton. Responsible environmental activity is good for both our business and the communities we serve. Hilton is committed to complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations wherever we do business. We therefore expect Team Members to properly handle, store and dispose of all hazardous materials and wastes, and to comply with all environmental permits that apply to Hilton equipment, operations or facilities.COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITIES As a world leader in travel and tourism, Hilton recognizes our responsibility to create shared value wherever we do business. We actively support a wide variety of issues and organizations material to our business and encourage all of our Team Members to volunteer or participate in the economic and social development of their local communities as they deem appropriate.GLOBAL CITIZENSHIPOne of Hilton’s core Values is Leadership. We are leaders in our industry and in our communities.CODE OF CONDUCT23
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIPBOYCOTTS As a U.S. based company, Hilton’s business operations worldwide must comply with U.S. antiboycott rules. These antiboycott rules may prohibit us from, or impose tax penalties on us for, participating in or cooperating with foreign boycotts of countries that are not approved by the U.S. government (such as the Arab League boycott of Israel). U.S. antiboycott rules also impose regular reporting requirements with respect to the receipt of any boycott-related requests (such as a question about whether Hilton does business with Israeli companies), often even if complying with such requests would otherwise be permissible.TRADE EMBARGOES AND EXPORT CONTROLS Hilton is committed to conducting its business in compliance with all applicable trade and financial sanctions imposed by the United Nations, United States, European Union and other authorities. As a U.S. based company, Hilton’s business operations in countries outside the U.S. must comply not only with local sanctions but also take into account U.S. sanctions, which frequently apply to activities and persons outside the U.S.Sanctions restrict our ability to do business with certain individuals and entities. Hilton’s decisions to do business with various partners are guided by applicable law, our Values and our interest in protecting our Team Members and reputation.GLOBAL CITIZENSHIPWhat are some examples of boycott requests that we cannot comply with and must report?Examples of boycott requests include the following:• Certify that certain goods are not of Israeli origin.