Hotels aim to cut emissions by 2030 under new sustainability roadmap

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STB will also work with the hospitality industry on clear and quantifiable emissions targets, Tan noted.

“Through the Roadmap, STB and SHA envision a hospitality industry that embeds sustainability as a core value across the entire hospitality ecosystem, is established as a living laboratory, and uses sustainability to drive competitiveness and growth of businesses. businesses, and is recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability in the region,” added SHA and STB.

The roadmap is endorsed by the HSC, which was established in March 2020 to drive industry-wide adoption of sustainability practices in hotels to promote Singapore as a sustainable destination.

The committee is made up of members from the hotel industry and representatives from the public sector.

To help hotels achieve these goals, the roadmap outlines four strategies and associated initiatives.

The first is to raise sustainability standards and strive for internationally recognized sustainability certification through a number of solutions.

Other strategies include testing and adopting innovative sustainable solutions, developing sustainable hotel concepts and experiences in Singapore, raising awareness of industry sustainability efforts and promoting good habits. sustainable consumption among hotel guests.

STB and SHA have also identified four priority areas for green hotel operations to ensure that sustainability efforts generate impactful environmental results.

These areas are water conservation, waste management, recycling and circular economy, sustainable sourcing and procurement as well as energy conservation.

“This roadmap is also another important step we have taken towards greening our tourism sector which has been hit hard by the pandemic,” Tan said.

“But hopefully this can guide hotels to set and achieve ambitious sustainability goals, and inspire that change, that the hospitality industry can lead efforts in other tourism sectors and other tourism businesses. “

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