News

IHCL pledges to reduce water intensity by 5% within two years

images 1 IHCL pledges to reduce water intensity by 5% within two years

Ahead of World Environment Day, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company has announced an initiative to reduce overall water intensity by 5% within the next two years across all its hotels. EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking and certification group will conduct a monthly audit to monitor IHCL’s sustainability practices and progress.

The company has also launched a Water SMART contest wherein all hotels will participate to initiate a water intensity reduction project for three months and the model of the winning hotel / hotels will be scaled across all hotels as a best practice.
Dr. PV Murthy, Executive Vice President and Global Head – Human Resources, IHCL said, “Our sustainability goals have evolved with the changing world that we live in. At IHCL, it is our constant endeavour to grow responsibly and contribute to preserving the environment in a meaningful way. This year’s goal is in line with our commitment to working towards optimising water and energy consumption.”
IHCL’s Sustainability Report, based on GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Standards highlights the impact the Company has made towards environmental stewardship.

  • IHCL has beensuccessful in eliminating two million plastic straws from its ecosystem within a year.
  • IHCL has scaled up the renewable energy quotient from 7% to 23% over the last three years.
  • Three of IHCL’s award-winning hotels – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldivesand Taj Samudra, Colombohave eliminated PET bottles entirely. Today, all three hotels have their own in-house bottling units.
Related posts

Qatar Airways named Airline of the Year and Best Business Class by 2021 AirlineRatings

Qatar Airways has been named Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings. The airline has also clinched the Best Middle East Airline,…

Six Senses Fort Barwara - a sanctuary of well being - is now open for bookings for 2021

Slated to open its doors for its guests, in October 2021, Six Senses is opening its first resort in India at Fort…

Rajib Roy Choudhury appointed new Senior General Manager at Vedic Village Spa Resort

Vedic Village Spa Resort has announced the appointment of Rajib Roy Choudhury as the Senior General Manager. With over 2 decades of…

Kunal Chauhan appointed new General Manager at JW Marriott Sahar

Kunal Chauhan has been appointed as the General Manager at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. With industry exposure across leading hotel chains in…

Preetaya Guha appointed new Executive Housekeeper at JW Marriott Juhu effective July 2021

JW Marriott Juhu appointed Preetaya Guha as the new Executive Housekeeper.

Deepak Verma appointed new Director Sales and Marketing at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace

The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace has announced the appointment of Deepak Verma as the Director of Sales and Marketing, spearheading the hotel’s business…

Airlink names AirlinePros International as GSA in India to secure optimum market share

 Airlink, the privately owned South African regional airline based in Johannesburg, has named AirlinePros International as its General Sales Agent for India…

Rahul Bose appointed new General Manager at The Aananda Imperial, Bilaspur

The Aananda Imperial a unit of DRV Inn LLP, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh has announced the appointment of Rahul Bose as the new General…

INNERgise a super healthy lifestyle

INNERgise – a curated set of menus

Fortune Hotels launches 4 new offers including ‘Gratitude package’ for Covid Warriors

As travel and tourism opens up again, Fortune Hotels, a member of ITC’s hotel group, has announced attractive packages to address the…