~ 15 IHCL hotels have introduced bottling plants
~ 27 IHCL hotels currently operate on renewable energy
MUMBAI, APRIL 22, 2021: A pioneer of Indian hospitality and South Asia’s largest hospitality company, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), continues to reinforce its commitment towards adopting and strengthening it sustainable business practices. From phasing out single-use plastic, reduction in carbon footprint, water conservation and utilization of renewable sources of energy to extensive community engagement, IHCL will continue to drive responsible tourism at every step.
The Company marked the occasion of Earth Day today with a milestone achievement of 47 of its hotels achieving EarthCheck Platinum Certification, representing 11 continuous years of social and environmental impact by ensuring sustainable tourism management practices. With this, a total of 78 EarthCheck certified IHCL hotels have generated significant savings since 2008 by:
- Reducing water consumption by approximately 3,000,000 kilolitres
- Reducing greenhouse emissions including approximately 232,000,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)
- Saving approximately 1,202,000,000 mega joules of energy
- Reducing waste sent to landfill by 17,000 cubic metres
The Company has further strengthened its endeavor to phase out single-use plastics from across its hotels, in addition to introducing bottling plants that will replace all plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles at 15 hotels across the globe, which can result in eliminating 0.2 million kilograms of plastic. Currently, 27 hotels are powered by renewable energy, an initiative that has been further strengthened by IHCL’s recent partnership with Tata Power to provide energy from Green Source to its key hotels in Mumbai.
In its pursuit towards excellence and creating benchmark in the tourism industry, IHCL will continue to pioneer sustainable practices for a greener future.
About the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the hallmark of iconic hospitality and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance India 100 2020 report, SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels, Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel – The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 221 hotels including 56 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.