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Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

Talking Point: Surviving on five litres of water

For World Water Day, and to raise awareness of the global inequality in safe drinking water and water scarcity in many parts of the world, One Water challenged a number of people to manage a whole day of water use on just five litres. In this blog Andrew Selley, Chief Executive of Bidfood (previously Bidvest […]

Hotels acting for Earth Hour

Around the world hotels will be switching off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday and showcasing some great ways to raise awareness of global warming. The NH Hotel Group is one company supporting the WWF global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its almost 400 hotels’ façades all over the world. Switching […]

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day

Joseph Bazzinotti, global president, commercial laundry at Xeros looks at why hotels dealing with their wastewater can help save them money as well as protect this precious resource. In 1993, the United Nations officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. With over 663 million people living without fresh water supply close to their homes, […]

IHG unveil new programme to encourage women as leaders

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has launched RISE – a programme to inspire and mentor women into leadership positions. Earlier this month around International Women’s Day we examined how it can be harder for women to attain senior positions in the hospitality sector. RISE aims to address this. The programme hopes to inspire female leaders […]

Serena Hotels among those listed for African Responsible Tourism Awards

Over 30 tourism organisations including a number of hotels and lodges are in the 2017 longlist for the African Responsible Tourism Awards (ARTA). Sponsored by WESGRO and organised by Better Tourism Africa, the awards recognise African organisations that offer a best practice example of how tourism can benefit local people, the environment and destinations. The awards […]

Talking Point – Is there an environmentally friendly alternative to fire retardants?

Mark Dowen Managing Director of Cottonsafe Natural Mattress is an expert on fire retardants in furniture and is passionate about producing safe and chemical free products. Here he asks whether hotels can find a more environmentally friendly solution to fire retardant furniture. It is the responsibility for UK hotels to ensure that furniture and mattresses […]

IHG aligns with SDGs for latest CSR report

IHG the InterContinental Hotel Group has released its 2016 corporate social responsibility report and is aligning its actions with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report details the progress the company is making towards its 2017 environmental targets, as well as its responsible business actions, community oriented programmes and its first year of supporting […]