Hilton Worldwide’s UK Hotels awarded Carbon Saver Gold Standard
- Category: Awards
- Created on Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:53
At the heart of the company’s success is the utilization of the proprietary sustainability measurement system LightStay, which analyzes performance across 200 operational practices, such as housekeeping, paper product usage, food waste, chemical storage, air quality, and transportation, and is used to improve sustainability performance on a continuous basis. A unique aspect of LightStay is the ‘meeting impact calculator’, a feature that calculates the environmental impact of any meeting or conference held at a property.
The Carbon Saver Standard provides external verification of Hilton Worldwide’s efforts to measure, manage and minimise its carbon emissions. To achieve this, Hilton Worldwide had to show three years’ worth of energy reductions and provide evidence of sustainability strategies being undertaken within its UK properties.
Glenn Wilkinson, managing director at Carbon Saver Ltd says, “This is a great achievement for Hilton Worldwide. The level of staff participation is particularly impressive and a clear sustainability message is provided across all hotels. The company has shown a commitment to sustainability and behaviour change and it has really paid off.”
Darren Cook, senior director of engineering operations, Hilton Worldwide, Europe, added, “Achieving the Carbon Saver Gold Standard accreditation across all our UK properties is fantastic news and demonstrates the real commitment from Hilton Worldwide to continually reduce our impact on the environment. We are very proud of the industry-leading work we are doing in this area and it’s gratifying to see the hard work of our team members recognized in this way.”