Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Number One in Hotels and Restaurants

Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Number One in Hotels and Restaurants in
Newsweek Magazine's Annual Greenest Companies Survey 
PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  For the second
consecutive year, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's
largest hospitality companies, is ranked number one among hotels and
restaurants by Newsweek magazine in their annual Greenest Companies
survey. The rankings evaluate the environmental performance of the
largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and around the world.  
Ranked among the top 100 greenest companies in the U.S., Wyndham
Worldwide was evaluated on a number of criteria including its
environmental footprint and management, environmental policies,
programs and initiatives. The survey also considered the Company's
reporting and disclosure practices, including the Carbon Disclosure
Project and its 2011 Sustainability Report, which align with the
Global Reporting Initiative. 
"We are proud to be recognized once again for our work in
sustainability, which is the result of tremendous collaboration and
innovation by our associates, franchisees, suppliers, business and
community partners," says Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and chief
executive officer, Wyndham Worldwide. "As one of the world's largest
hospitality companies, with over 100,000 locations in nearly 100
countries, these collaborative efforts work to leverage the
versatility of our unique hospitality portfolio of hotels, vacation
exchange network, vacation rentals, and vacation ownership club
resorts to drive sustainable, profitable growth." 
One of the initiatives credited in the Company's ranking is its
Wyndham Green Toolbox, a proprietary designed, state-of-the-art
eco-software program that allows both owned and managed properties,
as well as independently owned and franchised properties within the
Wyndham Worldwide portfolio, to track and measure their environmental
footprint. The Toolbox provides users with resources and tools to
reduce energy use, and advance the Company's global sustainability
efforts. Earlier this year, the Company reported a five percent
reduction in its carbon footprint of its owned, managed and leased
properties over 2010 based on energy per square foot measured by the
custom Toolbox. 
Wyndham Worldwide sustainable prac
tices are created and driven by the
Company's Wyndham Green program, which is in its sixth year, remains
one of the top five strategic priorities at Wyndham Worldwide. The
program, which is focused on education and innovation, is a way of
living and working based on the Company's vision and core values,
enhancing customers' lives by improving the environment, supporting
global and local communities, and developing sustainable programs
that deliver economic benefits. 
"With a sustainability focus to deliver 'triple bottom line' results
for our people, planet and profits, Wyndham Green works to drive
leadership in the industry, encourage engagement among all our key
stakeholders and provide the mechanism to turn innovative ideas into
achievable results," said Faith Taylor, senior vice president
sustainability and innovation, Wyndham Worldwide. "Wyndham Green
continues to be the successful program that it is because of our
innovative associates who have helped create, grow and support our
vision. We are incredibly proud of all of our sustainability efforts
at Wyndham Worldwide." 
For more information on sustainability programs at Wyndham Worldwide,
please visit www.WyndhamGreen.com 
About Wyndham Worldwide  
One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide
(NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality products and
services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The
world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties,
Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel
brands, with approximately 7,260 franchised hotels and 618,100 hotel
rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader
in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally managed
vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million
leisure-bound families annually with access to approximately 100,000
vacation properties in 100 countries through its prominent exchange
and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership
market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and
sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to
owners through its network of over 180 vacation ownership resorts
serving more than 915,000 owners throughout the United States,
Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in
Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 27,800
associates globally.  
For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.  
Contact: 
Stacy Dixson
Manager, Public Relations
Wyndham Worldwide
973-753-7424
stacy.dixson@wyn.com
www.wyndhamworldwide.com 
 
 
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