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Talking Point: India and the cotton supply chain

Stephanie McIntosh had a career in supply chain development before founding Fou Furnishings, a certified Fairtrade and organic hotel linens supplier, and she published a thesis on developing organic cotton supply chains. Here she explains why it’s important for hoteliers to consider the people within their supply chains. Cotton is a commodity which hotels procure […]

Talking Point: Sustainable supply chains at Hilton Worldwide

For this month’s Supply Chain theme, we interviewed Judy Pines, the new Director of Strategic Sourcing Sustainability and Special Projects at Hilton Worldwide to find out how and why sustainable supply chains are on the agenda for leading hotel companies. Tell us a bit about your new role and what you hope to achieve? I’m the Director of […]

Some reminders for Anti Slavery Day

  Just in time for Anti Slavery Day, this week the UK Modern Slavery Act had its first reading in Parliament. An amendment since the first draft means that big businesses will now have to publicly state each year what action they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free. This is likely to […]

Best Western Monkbar combat waste by ‘eating’ it

As we continue to showcase solutions to waste issues, one hotel in York has found a novel solution. In the battle to reduce waste from hotel operations, we tend to look at ways to deal with the problem after the waste has been created. But it’s also possible to look at the issue from the […]

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Making Sustainability Part of the Design

Green Hotelier Talking Point In a new Talking Point Blog Sally Huband, Director of Hotel Stuff Ltd. says there’s a new way to make furniture sustainable. In the busy world of hotels, bars and hospitality in general, moves are afoot towards embracing the ethics that surround all aspects of introducing sustainability into the blueprint of the […]

Cotton in the supply chain: not always a fluffy commodity

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Fair Trade and Sustainable Supply Chains. Concluding our February Talking Point theme on sustainability in supply chains, the team at Better Cotton wonder if you know how sustainable this common commodity is in your supply chain? If there is one commodity that hotels use a lot of, it’s cotton. From bed […]

Educating customers about sustainability in supply chains

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Fair Trade and Sustainable Supply Chains. As Fairtrade Fortnight gets under way we continue our Talking Point theme on sustainability in supply chains. Here Ronald Sanabria, Sustainable Tourism Vice President of the Rainforest Alliance says hotels need to educate guests on the benefits of sustainable products. Ask a sommelier about the origins of […]

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Supply Chain Deforestation Risk

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Fair Trade and Sustainable Supply Chains. Continuing our Talking Point theme exploring supply chains, ITP’s Fran Hughes looks at the challenges of reporting on a high but hidden risk; deforestation. Launched in 2009, the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) forests disclosure programme acts on behalf of investors to collect information from companies […]

Fresh fruit, fresh veg, fresh thinking: local supply in Fethiye

Green Hotelier Talking Point: Fair Trade and Sustainable Supply Chains. Continuing our Talking Point for February about sustainability in supply chains linking to Fairtrade Fortnight, Wendy Moore Destination Programmes Manager for the Travel Foundation describes the impact of their Taste of Fethiye initiative in Turkey. The Travel Foundation’s Taste of Fethiye project in Turkey tackles one […]

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