ON EARTH DAY, IHCL CONTINUES TO CHART ITS JOURNEY TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
~ Leads holistic change guided by its sustainability and social impact framework, Paathya
MUMBAI, APRIL 21, 2022: In line with its commitment to make a positive impact with an integrated approach towards creating sustained growth, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, continues to make strides in strengthening it sustainable business practices. Guided by its framework of Paathya, IHCL has undertaken a number of initiatives including phasing out single-use plastic, reduction in carbon footprint, water conservation, utilization of renewable sources of energy and extensive community engagement.
This Earth Day, IHCL marks the occasion with a milestone achievement of 57 of its hotels achieving EarthCheck Platinum Certification, representing 14 continuous years of social and environmental impact by ensuring sustainable tourism management practices. With this, a total of 77 EarthCheck certified IHCL hotels have generated significant savings since 2008 by:
Reducing water consumption by approximately 780,940 kilolitres
Reducing greenhouse emissions including approximately 286,006,980 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)
Saving approximately 1,548,283,817 mega joules of energy
Reducing waste sent to landfill by 18,790 cubic meters
Establishing bottling plants at 15 hotels across the globe to eliminate use of single use plastic by replacing all plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles
With a long term vision of driving responsible tourism, IHCL has announced its sustainability commitments for the year 2030 under Paathya. These include 100% elimination of single-use plastic across all its hotels, ensuring 100% of waste water is reused and that all business meetings and conferences go green with the introduction of Innergise – Green Meetings.
Moreover, with a keen focus on reducing carbon footprint, IHCL has partnered with Tata Power to provide EV charging stations across hotels in key locations and has also continued to leverage the partnership to utilize renewable energy as a green energy source across hotels.
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 the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Hospitality Brand as per Brand Finance 2021, 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 235 hotels including 59 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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