Published on : Friday, May 25, 2018
Today, Hilton declared that it will get rid of plastic straws all across its managed hotels in Asia Pacific by end of this year and transition away from plastic bottles from its conference and event spaces. This is the global commitment of the company to cut its environmental footprint in two halves and increase its social impact investment by 2030.
Also, the company will double the amount it spends in terms of local and minority-owned suppliers, and increase its investment in programs that would help women and youth around the world. These targets are part of Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy of Hilton to further the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
“As a global hospitality company operating more than 5,300 hotels in over 100 countries and territories, we are committed to have a positive impact on the communities we operate our hotels in,” said Alan Watts, Executive President and President, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
“We believe waste is a solvable problem. By focusing first on plastic straws and plastic bottled water, we take another step forward in our journey to ensure that the destinations where travelers work, relax, learn and explore are vibrant and resilient for future generations to come.”
– The new 2030 target of Hilton include the following social and environmental targets:
Cut Environmental Impact in Half to safeguard the Planet
– Decrease carbon intensity emissions by 61%, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
At present, over 50 hotels in Asia Pacific provide the Clean Air Program, which offsets carbon emissions generated from meetings & events, at no extra cost to the customer.
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