Hilton cuts waste output by 20% in three years
Five-year target already met, with others set for water and CO2
Hilton Worldwide saved 20% in its waste output in three years, after revealing figures for its sustainability measurement system LightStay for 2011.
The company had set itself the goal of 20% reduction in waste output in five years, as well as a 20% cut in CO2 emissions and 10% in water usage. The last of all of the company’s hotels, across 91 countries, became part of the programme last year.
After three years, until the end of 2011, it had managed to cut CO2 by 10.9% and water use by 7.5%, both on track to meet the targets, which will save the company more than $147 million.
"Sustainability is an increasing focus across all our brands and is critical to the operations of our business," said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer, Hilton Worldwide.
"LightStay provides us with a global platform to respond to the challenges of managing natural resource constraints, and Hilton Worldwide is dedicated to empowering our property owners and operators with tools that improve economic and sustainability performance at all levels of our company,” he added.
As a result of the findings, the company retains its ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management Systems.