Lodging & Resorts
Once arriving at their destinations, travelers are welcomed at hotels and resorts that are more sustainable than ever before. Lodging and resort companies are reducing carbon emissions, increasing the use of renewable energy and eliminating food waste.
In guest rooms, travelers are finding less single-use plastic and more new technologies like smart thermostats that improve energy efficiency. Leading brands are also partnering to preserve ecosystems and ensure mutually beneficial relationships between travelers, residents of local communities and the environment.
- Joined the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, a global organization that uses the industry’s collective power to address key challenges including climate action and water stewardship.
- Committed to removing all guest facing single-use plastic items by the end of 2022.
- Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable program features over 20 honey bee apiaries and more than 20 wild pollinator bee hotels.
- First large corporation to adopt the Ocean Framework, which helps companies and investors assess the impact of business activities on ocean wildlife.
- Accor is the first international hotel group to make a long-term commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Associated Luxury Hotels International
Partnering with Evertreen to plant more than 1,000 trees.
- Caesars Entertainment’s three Atlantic City properties will host 8.4 MW of solar canopies and covered parking structures, avoiding nearly 4,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
- Diverted 40% of its total waste away from landfills in 2021 with the goal to divert 65% by 2030. Since 2012, Caesars resort properties have diverted over 1.1 billion pounds of waste away from landfills.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
- Partnering with Marine Conservation Society Seychelle, the Rwanda Safe Water Project, Clean the World and WaterAid.
- Set a goal to cut waste, including food waste, 50% by 2030 and to reduce water use intensity 50% by 2030. Hilton is implementing 20 context-based water stewardship pilots in areas of top water risk.
IHG Hotels & Resorts
- IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Green Engage platform charts energy use and emissions for hotels and evaluates the best energy reduction opportunities.
- First hotel company to commit to replacing bathroom miniatures with full size amenities, estimated to divert 850 tonnes of waste from land.
- IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Sustainable Supplier Questionnaire assesses the environmental credentials of suppliers and is mandatory for all new suppliers.
- In support of its commitment to decarbonization, IHG developed the Hotel Energy Reduction Opportunity (HERO) Tool for individual hotels to create customized hotel energy conservation measure plans.
- Provides carbon and water footprint reporting twice per year to corporate customers.
- Rollout of its full-sized amenities program is targeted for completion in all hotels globally by the end of 2022 and is expected to eliminate 500 million tiny toiletry bottles from landfills annually.
- Provides funding for the Foundation for Amazon Sustainability’s Juma REDD+ project, which aims to curb deforestation in a 2,770-square-mile.
- Assessed existing North American, Caribbean & Latin American suppliers via EcoVadis’ sustainability assessment platform.
- Over 5,500 EV chargers installed worldwide.
MGM Resorts International
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ Green Certification program is a five level progression that helps hotels reduce their environmental footprints and operate more efficiently through eco-friendly initiatives, with Wyndham Green badges featured on hotels’ webpages.