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Global hotel industry unites behind commitment for 2030

Global hotel industry unites behind commitment for 2030

…two addressing environmental issues (climate and water), and two supporting the people who work in the hotel industry and its supply chain. This even balance between planet and people reflects the passions and dedication of ITP members to make a real and lasting difference to a broad range of issues against which commitments can be agreed. “ITP believes that the hotel industry can be a force for good and make a positive contribution to the…

Hotels climate change commitment means 90% reduction in carbon

…COP23 climate discussions, reveals the true extent of change required by the sector if it is to play its part in keeping global warming below the 2 degrees Celsius target made in the Paris Climate Agreement. Commissioned by ITP as part of its work on the ITP Goals and Vision for 2030, the report by Greenview says the sector needs to aim for a 66% reduction in carbon by 2030 against a 2010 baseline, and a 90% reduction by 2050. It calls for…

International Tourism Partnership turns 20!

…rum, a not-for-profit registered in the UK and US, and with offices in China, India and Russia. 20 years on, this is a good moment to reflect on what has been achieved up to now, and what still remains to be done. 1. What is ITP? ITP is a unique industry partnership, whose role is to act as the voice for environmental and social responsibility in the global hospitality industry. The hospitality businesses that established ITP recognised that…

The International Tourism Partnership welcomes Wolfgang M. Neumann as their new Chairman

…s and human trafficking. Green Hotelier recently spoke with Wolfgang to find out more about what this new position means for him: What are you looking forward to about being chairman of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP)? ITP is a unique platform – bringing the leading players of one of the world’s biggest industries together. We are competitors, but at the same time all agree that sustainability is an overriding business issue that we…

Fran Hughes appointed Director of ITP

…irector of the International Tourism Partnership ITP (the International Tourism Partnership) is delighted to announce that, following an extensive search and interview process (including with Wolfgang M. Neumann, Chairman of ITP’s Governing Council), Fran Hughes has been appointed ITP Director, with effect from 1st October 2015. Confirming the appointment, Business in the Community’s Director of Environment and Market Solutions Stephen Farrant…

In World Water Week ITP publishes its global Water Risk Assessment report

…positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction agendas Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. The 2013 theme is Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships. For more information on the report and the ITP‘s work on Water or other sustainability issues contact…

ITP members steam ahead in World Water Week

…w, and see an infographic on the situation and their actions here. Marking themselves out as sustainability leaders, all ITP members have been addressing water security, risk and conservation for some years. Outcomes include ITP’s Know How Guide on Water Conservation, ITP’s stakeholder event at WTM 2014 to address water issues, and a Water Risk Assessment Report commissioned from SIWI. Taking that progress and know-how forward, the ITP HWMI…

Global hotel groups collaborate for industry first on water measurement

…ement tool. HWMI is the result of 18 months’ work to develop a free methodology and calculation tool which will enable hotel companies and individual properties to measure and report on water consumption in a consistent way. ITP member companies have collaborated to develop the methodology, working with KPMG as technical consultants and with feedback from a stakeholder steering group of global experts, including the Stockholm International Water…

Hotels need to report on sustainability using the Global Goals says WTTC

…The comments are consistent with several hotel groups which for this first time this year have switched their CSR reporting in line with the Global Goals. In addition the International Tourism Partnership’s recent launch of ITP‘s Goals for the hotel sector also align the activities of ITP and its members with the SDGs. The WTTC report covers latest trends in sustainability reporting, including which governments and stock exchanges are mandating…

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