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Hotel sector unites under ITP to tackle forced labour

Hotel sector unites under ITP to tackle forced labour

The world’s leading hotel groups are standing together to tackle the issue of forced labour. The industry came together with ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – to launch ITP’s Principles on Forced Labour at an event in Singapore. The Principles represent a big first step for ITP helping its members reach their Goal for […]

Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

Hilton has announced today their sustainability vision for 2030 which includes a commitment to halve their impact on the environment whilst also doubling their investment in social impact. The commitment includes announcing their science-based target on carbon footprint reduction, making them the second member company of the International Tourism Partnership to meet the ITP Goal […]

HICAP Sustainability Awards open for entries

The call is out for hotels to enter the HICAP Sustainability Awards. Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) has announced that entries for the HICAP 2018 Sustainable Hotel Awards are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018. The 29th annual HICAP will be held 17-19 October 2018, at The Kerry Hotel […]

Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant

Some countries, like the UK, face mandatory Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) that require action. The UK scheme is now in phase 2 requiring large hotel chains to submit detailed audited reports on their energy use by December 2019. Paul Lewis, CEO of Carbon Credentials, lends advice on how to tackle what can be an […]

Talking Point: Creating a healthy environment inside as well as out

Being environmentally friendly doesn’t just mean adopting practices that are kind on the external environment, it also means providing a healthy environment that’s great for staff and guests to spend time in. Studies suggest consumers value organisations and businesses that show green initiative and environmental consciousness. In the hotel industry the health of hospitality staff […]

5 ways tech can make your hotel more responsible

Sustainability in hospitality is an increasingly important issue for today’s environmentally aware tourists. Managing Director of EPOSability Robbie Francis says employing eco-friendly technology is a great way to show guests that you’re committed to making a difference. The latest innovative technology solutions can work to increase energy efficiency, cut down on material waste and even […]

Accor continues to grow its responsible business

Accor underlines its responsible business approach with a commitment to fair pay and a greener environment. AccorHotels has announced that it will go beyond the UK government’s guidelines and will apply the new National Living Wage to all AccorHotels employees previously paid below £7.20 per hour, irrespective of age. The hotel group, which employs over […]

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