Sustainability is one of the most important issues currently facing our world.
The hospitality sector has a significant impact on the environment through energy and water consumption, use of consumable products, and solid and hazardous waste generation. These impacts create costs for hospitality service providers in decreased revenues, increased operating costs, and employee costs. Adopting sustainable hospitality programs can provide a significant competitive advantage to businesses in the hospitality sector.
Because there has been an evolution in green mentality, hotels begin to realize that they can provide an enhanced guest experience by integrating, implementing and communicating sustainability in its services.
A hotel implementing sustainability in its operations, can influence factors such as:
Cost savings, economic incentives, guest experience, corporate & brand image.