THE INDIAN HOTELS COMPANY LIMITED (IHCL) JOINS IN BEATING PLASTIC POLLUTION AS INDIA HOSTS WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
Mumbai June 4, 2018: As India takes center stage as the global host of World Environment Day 2018, South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) addresses this year’s theme #BeatPlasticPollution with its first ever “Zero Single Use Plastic Hotel”, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans.
In line with IHCL’s commitment to safeguard the environment, Taj Andamans, situated on relatively undiscovered Havelock Islands, has taken great care to construct a 72 villa world-class resort within 46 acres of forest and mangroves while preserving the fragile eco-system of the island. Not a single tree has been felled during the construction of the resort. It has an onsite bottling plant eliminating the use of plastic bottles, a waste disposal system- converting wet waste to gas and compost and a sanitation treatment plant to limit its carbon footprint.
Ahead of World Environment Day, the company had launched a number of initiatives, which significantly reduced the usage of single use plastics across hotels; including replacing plastic wrapped dry amenities with eco-friendly substitutes across 20 of its hotels.
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. 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 165 hotels including 20 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is amongst South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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