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What is Community Engagement?

Corporate community engagement—also known as corporate community involvement or corporate community investment – refers to the activities that a company undertakes to enhance its relationships with, and contribute to the well-being of, the communities in which it has a presence or impact It is the most visible way an organisation can demonstrate its ethics. It […]

Recharging at Heathrow

Visitors to the London Heathrow Marriott hotel recharging their batteries before or after a long flight can now recharge their cars too! The hotel showed their commitment to environmental responsibilities by activating their two Electric Car Charging Stations last Friday The hotel joined forces with car giant Renault along with Zero Carbon World who donated […]

2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Winners Announced

Three companies and one destination, from four continents, have been recognised for their best practices in sustainable tourism at this year’s World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards The 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners hail from South America, North America, Europe, and Asia. These diverse set of winners and emerged as victors […]

Great New Partnership Between POLAR and QHotels

The POLAR electric vehicle (EV) charging network has joined forces with award winning QHotels to provide EV owners with a place to recharge their car whilst they enjoy a stay in a luxury hotel The partnership between the POLAR network and QHotels seemed the logical match, with the hotel group winning the AA Eco Hotel […]

Sustainability in emerging economies

Growing evidence suggests that the emerging markets of Brazil, China, India and Russia are rebalancing their domestic consumption to achieve long-term growth. Sustainability and innovation will be key to their success, and the hospitality industry must play a major part in driving the change, says Oliver Balch All eyes are on the BRICs. Home to approximately […]

Rezidor publishes Responsible Business Report

Having been named as one of the world’s most ethical companies for the second year running by the Ethisphere Institute, a US think-tank, the Rezidor Hotel Group has published its Responsible Business Report The past year has seen employee satisfaction remain high at 86.7%, while 80% of Rezidor hotels participated in the Responsible Business community […]

Seeking Approval for Sustainable Suppliers

A new approval scheme highlighting the sustainability of suppliers has been launched by the UK-based Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) Following the success of its Star Rating system for restaurants, the not-for-profit organisation has now created the Supplier Approval Scheme, which helps restaurants to identify the all-round sustainability of suppliers. Those suppliers who exceed the minimum […]

Big boom for Africa

According to new research from the Lagos-based W Hospitality Group, the top names in the hotel industry are attempting to increase their market presence in Africa Over the next five years, 208 new hotels with over 38,000 rooms are in the pipeline following unprecedented African economic growth. Nigeria is set to receive the greatest level […]

Hilton’s big results from LightStay

The Sao Paulo Morumbi Hilton has offset more than 1,000 tons of CO2 produced during 2011 after employing a pioneering carbon off-setting system Using LightStay, a system used by Hilton Worldwide hotels across the globe to evaluate the average CO2 emissions resulting from its hotel-based events, the South American establishment was able to calculate the […]

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