8 January 2016

Hilton cuts carbon by 20% and saves $550m

Global hospitality company Hilton Worldwide has saved $550 million since 2009 through environmental management, according to the company’s latest sustainability report.

Since implementing its Travel with Purpose strategy, Hilton says it has reduced energy use by 14.5 per cent, carbon output by 20.9 per cent, waste output by 27.6 per cent and water use by 14.1 per cent, compared to 2009 levels.

The company also partnered with environmental organisations including the World Wildlife Fund to boost its CSR strategy.

The collaboration with WWF is designed to help hotel chain reduce food waste throughout its operations and supply chain.

Hilton is also the first global hospitality firm to be certified ISO 50001 for Energy Management, ISO 14001 for Environmental Management and 9001 for Quality Management across its entire portfolio.

Hilton also launched a programme called Meet with Purpose in 2015 to help meeting professionals reduce waste and incorporate sustainability into meetings and events.

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