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Springboard Hospitality Partners With Procure Impact

The management company is helping to drive social change and promote the practice of ethical sourcing at its properties nationwide through a new collaboration

By Linden M. Bayliss

 

A gift box with Procure Impact’s ethically sourced products || Courtesy of Springboard Hospitality

Springboard Hospitality—a hospitality management company based in both Los Angeles, California, and Honolulu, Hawaii, with 48 independent and branded properties throughout the U.S.—announced its collaboration with Procure Impact, a business-to-business marketplace and procurement partner headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, with a mission to give underserved communities access to work opportunities. By sourcing products from social enterprises dedicated to empowering individuals facing barriers to work, Springboard Hospitality will enhance the guest experience with new products—ranging from in-room coffee and snacks to wellness products like candles and bath salts.

“We believe that every purchase has the power to make a difference,” says Ben Rafter, CEO of Springboard Hospitality, in a prepared statement. “Our commitment to sourcing from social enterprises reflects our values of compassion and social responsibility, and we are excited to partner with Procure Impact to make this vision a reality.”

Sound View Greenport in Greenport, New York, a Springboard Hospitality property || Courtesy of Springboard Hospitality

Springboard Hospitality is also demonstrating its commitment to driving social change by pledging a goal of creating 5,000 hours of work through purchases on the Procure Impact platform. With this commitment, it joins the Dignity of Work Pledge, an initiative recently launched by Procure Impact and the American Hotel & Lodging Association with the ultimate goal of creating 100,000 hours of paid employment for overlooked populations. Items available for purchase on the Procure Impact platform—such as snack products and bathroom amenities, as well as home goods including glassware, coasters, and candles—are made by vendors that employ individuals facing barriers to work, namely survivors of trafficking, veterans, at-risk youth, refugees, individuals with disabilities, and individuals who have experienced poverty, incarceration, homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma, or substance-use disorders.

“At Procure Impact, we are proud to support Springboard Hospitality in its mission to drive social impact through responsible sourcing,” says Jen Collins, president at Procure Impact, in a prepared statement. “By doing business in this way, Springboard is not only enhancing the guest experience through high-quality, hand-crafted products, but also creating meaningful job opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment. We applaud Springboard’s leadership in aligning their values and procurement goals.

Procure Impact CEO Lauren McCann (left) and President Jen Collins (right) || Courtesy of Springboard Hospitality

Springboard Hospitality’s portfolio includes hotel properties with meeting and event space such as The Wilde Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona; Hotel Ziggy in West Hollywood, California; and Sound View Greenport in Greenport, New York, among others.

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