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 credits needed to off-set the impact of the emissions.

“We understand that our customers are always looking for ways to contribute to sustainability and we were the pioneers to neutralise the emissions event,” says William Castro, director of business development for the Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi. “We're glad to have more than 50 companies supporting and participating in the project.”

Speaking at the unveiling of the LightStay project in 2010, president and chief executive officer of Hilton.

Worldwide Christopher Nassetta said: “Through our focus on sustainability, we look to mitigate our impact on the environment and in the communities in which we operate, create economic value for our owners and, ultimately, provide a better experience for our guests.”

By 2014, Hilton Worldwide is committed to reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and waste output by 20%, as well as reduce water consumption by 10% from direct operations within the company's owned hotels and corporate properties.

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