IHCL RECEIVES THE ICRT INDIA FOUNDATION RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARD 2023
Hotel room amenities packaged with recycled material in Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans
MUMBAI, OCTOBER 17, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, has been honored with the 2023 International Center for Responsible Tourism (ICRT), India Foundation Responsible Tourism Award in the category of 'Best for Tackling Plastic Waste”.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL, said, “This award is a recognition for IHCL’s comprehensive ESG+ framework of Paathya that drives the company’s sustainability and social impact measures. It is a testament to our commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.”
IHCL's journey towards this award has been marked by a series of measures aimed at combating plastic waste. These initiatives include phasing out single-use plastic from all our hotels, elimination of plastic straws, introducing bottling plants, and initiating Zero-single use plastic hotels in the country. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans was India’s first ever ‘Zero Single-Use Plastic Hotel’
The International Center for Responsible Tourism (ICRT), India Foundation Responsible Tourism Award is a prestigious recognition in the field of sustainable and responsible tourism. It highlights the efforts of businesses and institutions that go above and beyond in addressing environmental and social concerns within the tourism industry, emphasizing their role as leaders in fostering sustainability, reducing environmental impact, and engaging with local communities.
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as India’s Strongest Brand 2023 as per Brand Finance; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 274 hotels including 81 under development globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is listed on the BSE and NSE.
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