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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 […]

In-depth Environmental Study by Accor Group

The environmental footprint of Accor Group has been scrutinised in a 30-page sustainability report produced by the international hospitality group and consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after a year of research As well as examining energy use, water consumption, pollution and waste, the report details the indirect impact of everything from the transportation of goods to the […]

New guidelines for childrens rights

A groundbreaking set of principles has been created to guide businesses in their interactions with children Compiled by UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles offer the first comprehensive guide to companies regarding children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace and the community. The 10 principles cover a […]

Hilton Worldwide Collaborates with the Global Soap Project

Hilton Worldwide has announced a partnership with the Global Soap Project, a nonprofit organization that recovers and recycles soap from hotels that would otherwise end up in landfills The Global Soap Project sorts, reprocesses and remolds used soap into new bars and distributes them to vulnerable populations in developing countries who are at risk of […]

Marriott – One of the Worlds Most Ethical Companies

For the fifth time, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies According to Ethisphere Marriott was selected for showing leadership in promoting ethical business standards. For the complete list of companies, visit http://www.ethisphere.com/wme. At Marriott, acting with integrity is a core value […]

Holidaymakers urged to be water aware

This International World Water Day (22 March 2012), tourists are being urged to remain water aware while on holiday The call comes from campaigning groups Tourism Concern and Water Wise, who have produced a set of water-saving tips for tourists – whether they are holidaying in the UK or overseas. “The current drought in the […]

World Business and Development Awards Announcements

With less than three weeks go before the closing date for nominations, the World Business and Development Awards have announced the ten-member international judging panel charged with determining award winners in 2012 Organizers have issued a final call for businesses to submit successful initiatives in line with the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. All […]

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