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Hilton commits to double investment in people and planet

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 […]

Campaign encourages guests to reduce plastic waste

Hotel guests will be encouraged this year to avoid creating plastic waste during their stays. Many hotels have already started to reduce their plastic waste through measures like not using plastic straws in drinks and not selling water in plastic bottles. So hoteliers will be pleased to see that plastic is the theme for this […]

World’s Greenest Hotels Inspired by the Global Goals

The winners of the Green Hotelier Awards 2018 have been announced and represent the most environmentally and socially responsible hotels around the world. The annual Awards changed format this year to align with the International Tourism Partnership’s Goals for 2030. ITP’s Goals invite the hotel industry to align their corporate social responsibility efforts with the […]

Premier Inn largest hotel group to commit to science-based targets

  Whitbread, the UK’s largest hospitality company made an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see its carbon emissions intensity cut in half.  In recognition of Earth Day, the company which owns Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and various restaurant chains announced it has set a science-based carbon target (SBT), putting it on course to reduce carbon […]

New online tool helps hotels ensure ethical employment

BRE has launched an online version of the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS) to help companies understand their responsibilities and actions relating to the ethical sourcing of labour. BRE which conducts research into buildings released the ELS in February 2017. It was developed to support businesses to understand the profile of their social/ethical governance, including […]

Talking Point: Five ways for hotels to be responsible employers

The accountability of a responsible business doesn’t just target customers, it should target employees as well. In this Talking Point post Gemini founder Ryan Jackson lists some of the ways businesses can ensure they’re being responsible employers. Employer responsibility is a hot topic of late but what does this mean to the employee? What direct […]

Even old hotels can learn new sustainability solutions

A hotel in the UK dating to the 19th century has found modern solutions to its sustainability issues. The Pennsylvania Castle Estate set in Dorset on the south coast of England partnered with a local energy provider to launch its sustainability strategy. The strategy began with the installation of a Tesla Destination Charging point, with […]

Hotels can be water stewards with six simple steps

A new report from ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – highlights the six steps hotels and hotel groups need to take to embed water stewardship throughout their property and portfolio. Released on World Water Day the Water Stewardship Report outlines the reasons why hotels need to act on water and the six simple steps […]

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui

For World Water Day Rick Skinker, Managing Director and Co-founder of Indoor Water Conservation describes Balanced Flow Rates and why they are important for the best sustainability, efficiency, cost control and guest satisfaction possible. Hotels are high water consumers. What with landscaping, swimming pools, water features, daily cleaning and laundry, the average occupied hotel room […]

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