Hospitality Sustainability

We need to decarbonise hospitality – now.

The hotel sector accounts for around 1% of global carbon emissions*and that number will continue to rise unless we act.

Hospitality leaders across the world are figuring out how to respond to the rising pressures surrounding sustainability in the industry.  The energy used for every pint pulled, every towel washed, and every email sent counts. It’s not about changing what we do but changing how we do it.

To ensure the hospitality industry continues to grow and succeed, the greenhouse gas we produce needs to be no more than the amount taken away.

More than ever, customers are taking sustainability into consideration before making purchases and those unprepared in the hospitality industry are paying the price. It’s already happening. Extreme weather conditions are impacting costs and costly environmental policies are becoming more commonplace around the world.

How can the hospitality industry lower carbon emissions?

We want to encourage the hospitality industry to take responsibility, no matter the starting point. It’s time to show what you’re bringing to the table to help combat the climate crisis. Become a member and share what you’re doing, learn from peers and understand more about the importance of sustainability and how you can start your journey to net zero emissions through practical ideas including:

  • Sustainable building design for new properties
  • Reducing single-use plastic
  • Investing in renewable energy
  • Introduce initiatives or donations to support environmental causes
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Make greener food choices to reduce food miles
  • Working with suppliers that align with your sustainability goals and values

We want to help hospitality leaders, investors and board members understand that the mission is bigger than all of us. It’s about protecting future generations and the future of our planet.

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Become a member of the Zero Carbon Forum

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Let’s begin the journey together.

*UNWTO (2008), Climate Change and Tourism – Responding to global challenges