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Sustainability trends in 2012

Sustainability trends in 2012

Transparency, global consistency, public-private collaboration and solar energy are the four major sustainability trends for 2012, says Dan Probst, chairman of energy and sustainability services at Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate Transparency Buildings, companies and cities are measuring and disclosing energy usage, carbon emissions and other information […]

Cornell offers new Hotel Properties Management & Sustainability Certificate

The hospitality industry has become increasingly aware that environmentally responsible management and sustainable operating practices have a direct and positive impact on a property’s bottom line With energy representing the single fastest-growing operating cost in the hospitality industry—about 3%-6% of total facility costs—hotel operators can no longer ignore the need to implement strategic energy-efficient management […]

Gap between guests needs and how hotels communicate sustainability

Consumers will give better ratings to hotels with high indoor air quality, LEED certification, and programmes in place to improve energy efficiency, conserve water and recycling These are among the findings of a recent study, conducted by MindClick SGM and Expedia, of 5,000 consumers in early January 2012, that measures awareness, expectations and the impact […]

Responsible Procurement

Responsible procurement (also known as sustainable/green procurement, environmentally preferable purchasing [EPP] or sustainable/responsible purchasing) is a process by which environmental, social and ethical considerations are taken into account when making a purchasing decision.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announce Sustainable Seafood Policy

On January 17th Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced their ‘Sustainable Seafood Policy’ This  includes their commitment to cease serving shark fin in all of their operated restaurants and new orders in banqueting with immediate effect- future banquet bookings made prior to this date will be honoured as per the signed contractual agreement At the same […]

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

In America, President Barack Obama has once more proclaimed January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, acknowledging that the crime of modern-day slavery continues to plague our country and our communities In his proclamation, he also stressed the commitment to bring “an end to this inexcusable human rights abuse.” “Human trafficking endangers the lives […]