The InterContinental London -O2, together with The Royal Garden Hotel and The Capital Group which owns the Capital and Levin hotels, have become the latest members of Considerate Hoteliers.
Considerate Hoteliers is now helping more than 150 UK and international hotels overcome sustainability and CSR challenges by providing advice and support on a range of topics from waste management through to establishing local volunteer projects.
The organisation has also introduced a data management tool Con-Serve to help hoteliers monitor, benchmark and mine information so they can adopt green practices that will also enable them to save money.
Con-Serve is already helping groups such as the Radisson Edwardian Group, the Oetker Collection and Qbic Hotels save thousands of pounds by correlating costs such as electricity, waste, water and transport with occupancy rate or restaurant covers.
Xenia zu Hohenlohe, business partner of Considerate Hoteliers says: “With COP21, the world’s biggest unilateral agreement to take action on climate change, having just been signed in New York, there is now even greater impetus among the hotel sector for adopting greener practices as well as implementing a robust CSR strategy. In this respect we’re seeing a greater keenness and need among hoteliers for advice that is tailored towards their individual situation.
“It’s one thing adopting responsible business solutions but it’s quite another becoming greener while remaining profitable. Sustainability and CSR are not just on the agenda of the bigger hotel groups as both independent hotels and guesthouses are now increasingly focusing on these challenges.”