There are many small changes that hotel companies can implement that can make a big difference in terms of being more sustainable. HSMAIs Rising Sales Leader Council (RSLC) discussed how their hotels are promoting sustainability on a recent call. Here are a few of their best ideas for how hotels can be more sustainable – and why its important.
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These case studies are designed to help other Travel & Tourism businesses further develop their own sustainability endeavors drawing on these best practices.
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As the world emerges from the pandemic, there is an increasing amount of buzz about sustainability, particularly the climate crisis. Governments around the world are setting ambitious decarbonization targets in advance of the COP26 event in the UK in December. Investors are putting increasing pressure on companies to measure and disclose their sustainability impacts, and consumers are showing more propensity towards sustainable products. What does this mean for the hospitality industry?
The COVID pandemic has resulted in both positive and negative environmental, social governance (ESG) impacts. The attendees discussed a wide range of COVID impact observations seen around the world.
Presently, the new luxury is more about the process and the experience rather than the product. It embodies the concepts of zero-waste manufacturing, energy efficiency, closed-loop design, and the disposal chain. There is a great importance on the human ethics and environmentalism guiding the formulation of this circular economy, where innovation is part of every step (Luxiders, 2020).
More than 18,000 hotels contributed information regarding their energy and water usage, as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. Complete as of 2018, the data show that the participating hotels have generally continued to reduce their energy and water usage.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to question the way our economy and society have operated for centuries. The pandemic coupled with severe climate change is making us rethink age-old operating models, forcing many industries to reoptimize their operations. This holds true for the hotel industry as well.