IHCL STAYS THE COURSE TO REDUCE DEPENDENCE ON PLASTIC
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans – India’s first zero-single use plastic hotel
MUMBAI, JUNE 2, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, ahead of the World Environment Day 2023, reaffirms its commitment to reduce the use of single-use-plastic across its hotels.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL, said, “In line with the vision of IHCL’s ESG+ framework of Paathya, we are committed to phase out single-use plastic from all our hotels. From elimination of plastic straws, replacing plastic-wrapped dry amenities with eco-friendly substitutes, introduction of bottling plants to initiating Zero-single use plastic hotels in the country, IHCL has stayed the course on beating plastic pollution.”
IHCL, which is credited with the introduction of the country’s first ever ‘Zero Single-Use Plastic Hotel’ – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans, has taken many strides over the years to beat plastic pollution and focus on environmental sustainability. The company has undertaken the initiative to phase out plastic water bottles from its hotels by replacing them with reusable glass water bottles, bottled with treated water. Earlier in its journey, IHCL hotels eliminated the use of plastic straws and also is replacing the use of plastic wrapping of the dry amenities in the rooms, such as toothbrush, shaving kit etc. with eco-friendly substitutes.
IHCL has announced its sustainability commitments for the year 2030 under Paathya, weaving in sustainable and responsible practices in business operations.
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About The Indian Hotels Company Limited
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 the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2022, respectively; 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 270 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 primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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