Hilton Abu Dhabi saves nearly 1,000 litres of water through eco initiative

The hotel implemented a month-long environmental initiative in support of World Water Day

Hilton Abu Dhabi staff take part in water saving initiative.
Hilton Abu Dhabi staff take part in water saving initiative.

Hilton Abu Dhabi has revealed that it has managed to save nearly 1,000 litres (250 gallons) of water through a month-long environmental initiative which was held in support of World Water Day.

From housekeepers to chefs and receptionists to managers, every hotel staff pitched in to reduce water wastage at the hotel between March 19 and April 20, 2018 as part of the hotel’s ‘Pledge Our Support to H20’ initiative.

Held annually on March 22, World Water Day aims to highlight the importance of conserving water and promote the sustainable use of resources. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Nature for Water’ with the goal of encouraging people to look to nature for solutions to important issues such as floods, droughts, and pollution.

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Hilton Abu Dhabi, staffers were asked to ration water to cook, clean or maintain green spaces in their work areas while they carried out the month-long initiative. Team members also received training to make sure that while water was being saved. Guests were also encouraged to participate in the hotel’s water-saving activities.

Hilton Abu Dhabi and Hilton Al Ain cluster general manager Hans Schiller said: “As outlined in Travel with Purpose, Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy, we are committed to water stewardship across our operation and are continuously working to reduce our environmental impact. Our Team Members took their role in this important environmental project very seriously and they were very passionate about doing their bit to save water at the hotel.”

Water meters monitored usage throughout the hotel during the month and staff members were asked to maintain and updated a chart to highlight savings made across the property and received training on simple water-saving techniques each week to ensure mindful usage, a statement from the hotel said.

“The water-saving initiative was a great success as our staff were able to demonstrate that with just a few simple changes to their daily routines and by keeping a close eye out for any unnecessary usage, we can cut down water waste and make a big difference to the environment,” said Schiller.

“The entire team at Hilton Abu Dhabi are more conscious of water usage following the campaign and have continued their efforts to ensure that there is no water wastage. In addition to the water meter that helps regulate usage across the hotel, we have left posters in the team’s accommodation with tips on how to save water to encourage people to make water-saving habits part of their lifestyle,” he added.

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