Delhi: A pioneer of Indian hospitality and South Asia’s largest hospitality company, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), continues to reinforce its commitment towards adopting and strengthening its sustainable business practices. From phasing out single-use plastic, reduction in carbon footprint, water conservation and utilisation of renewable sources of energy to extensive community engagement, IHCL will continue to drive responsible tourism at every step.
The Company marked the occasion of Earth Day today with a milestone achievement of 47 of its hotels achieving EarthCheck Platinum Certification, representing 11 continuous years of social and environmental impact by ensuring sustainable tourism management practices. With this, a total of 78 EarthCheck certified IHCL hotels have generated significant savings since 2008 by:
- Reducing water consumption by approximately 3,000,000 kilolitres
- Reducing greenhouse emissions including approximately 232,000,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)
- Saving approximately 1,202,000,000 megajoules of energy
- Reducing waste sent to landfill by 17,000 cubic metres
The Company has further strengthened its endeavour to phase out single-use plastics from across its hotels, in addition to introducing bottling plants that will replace all plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles at 15 hotels across the globe, which can result in eliminating 0.2 million kilograms of plastic. Currently, 27 hotels are powered by renewable energy, an initiative that has been further strengthened by IHCL’s recent partnership with Tata Power to provide energy from Green Source to its key hotels in Mumbai.
In its pursuit towards excellence and creating benchmarks in the tourism industry, IHCL will continue to pioneer sustainable practices for a greener future.