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The hotel group set targets to reduce water consumption across their 4,000 global properties by 10% and to reduce waste by 20% in five years, and achieved these goals one and two years early respectively by 2012.
Additionally the group is continuing progress toward its goal to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 20% by the end of 2013. Since 2009, a range of efficiency projects incorporating continuous improvements and corrective actions have resulted in cumulative savings estimated at more than a quarter of a billion dollars.
"An inherent part of being a global leader is tackling challenges that are bigger than you are," said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton Worldwide. "Many of our Hilton Worldwide Team Members find ways to extend their daily work toward a higher purpose. In doing so, they inevitably create shared value both for our business and the communities where we live, work and travel.
This concept is core to how we operate as a global hospitality leader; when we create value for our business and society, we contribute to these issues in a way that is sustainable into the future, and we inevitably impact an issue that is far greater than our own business."
The report mentions wide ranging global and local initiatives and partnerships that bring to life Hilton Worldwide's responsibility and sustainability strategy. Travel with Purpose is based on a commitment to create shared value for Hilton’s business and the communities it serves through four areas of focus: creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. As one of the first major multi-brand hospitality companies to make sustainability measurement a brand standard, Hilton Worldwide launched LightStay in 2010 to track, manage and analyse its sustainability performance.
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Nassetta added, “We feel very fortunate to work in a business that presents us with so many opportunities to be part of millions of people's lives, invite them into our hotels and to be a good neighbour to thousands of communities around the world. We’re committed to capitalising on these opportunities to effect real and meaningful change.”