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American Hotel & Lodging Association partners with WWF to tackle food waste

American Hotel & Lodging Association partners with WWF to tackle food waste

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has partnered with WWF and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch a practical toolkit to tackle food waste in hotels. Hotel Kitchen is the culmination of a four month pilot programme in which over 200 hotel staff at 10 different hotels used innovative strategies to decrease food waste by […]

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water?

It’s not uncommon for hotels – especially on islands – to have their own off-grid energy to protect their business and reduce costs and carbon footprint, but could going off-grid do the same for a hotel’s water footprint? In this Talking Point Ilan Wilf, Global VP of Sales for Fluence Corporation explains how decentralised water […]

Marriott latest hotel group to align CSR with the Global Goals

Marriott International launched the group’s new CSR strategy called Serve 360 and is the latest global group to align responsible business activities with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company says the new sustainability and social impact initiative is designed to foster business growth while balancing the needs of associates, customers, owners, the […]

Week-long campaign tackles food waste

A food waste campaign run in Wales run in co-ordination with the British Hospitality Association has targeted food waste. The food waste reduction campaign ‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’ has proven successful in informing target businesses how best to combat food waste. In partnership with WRAP Cymru, the BHA conducted a pilot […]

Plate2Planet event boosts big sustainability commitments

A sustainability summit for hospitality professionals saw them make big commitments to changing the way they operate for improved sustainability. Following the success of last year’s event, Plate2Planet Live returned with figureheads from across the foodservice sector coming together to debate the most pressing sustainability issues currently facing the industry. The sustainability summit, powered by […]

Talking Point: How can hotels detect labour issues beyond a general audit?

Auditors have an important job to monitor and regulate supply chains. This helps to determine whether there is evidence of labour issues in the workplace. Yet, the rise of modern slavery has left governments and businesses to reconsider other effective means to trace criminal activity. Mark Heath, Deputy Director of Business Change at Gangmasters & […]

Hotels climate change commitment means 90% reduction in carbon

The hotel sector needs to reduce its carbon footprint by 90% to meet climate change commitments according to a report from the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). The Hotel Global Decarbonisation Report released today in the week before COP23 climate discussions, reveals the true extent of change required by the sector if it is to play […]