Taj Hotels maintains leadership position on sustainability
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces (Taj) has extended its global partnership with EarthCheck, the world’s leading sustainable tourism brand, to reinforce its commitment to delivering the highest level of sustainable operations and community engagement.
Taj is recognised as one of the world’s leading hotel groups, with 93 hotels located in 55 areas across India, with an additional 16 International hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sir Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.
Taj endeavours to achieve sustainable tourism through the delivery of a company-wide platform of environment initiatives. These initiatives include, installing water recycling plants, generating biogas from organic waste and reaching out to the community through employment, employability education and entrepreneurship. The group is also one of Asia’s largest hotel chains to commit to energy conservation and environmental management.
Stewart Moore, CEO of EC3 Global and EarthCheck, congratulated Taj on continuing their commitment to sustainability. “Taj is one of the leading hotel brands, so we are proud to extend our global partnership. Using the EarthCheck Certified program, Taj has progressively moved towards addressing risks, delivering bottom line efficiency, maximising guest experiences and minimising their environmental footprint,” said Mr Moore.
“EarthCheck Certified is a global program that is now delivered in over 70 countries world-wide. Our clients rely on and trust EarthCheck’s ability to correctly manage their environmental reporting data. This high level of confidence in our system’s capabilities means we annually measure over 16 billion kWh of energy, 34 billion litres of potable water, 1 million cubic metres of waste and 2.5 million tonnes of CO2e.
“We have found that there is a solid business case for implementing sustainable operations and CSR initiatives. The emerging green economy presents a positive opportunity for the industry, especially for pro-active players like Taj,” said Mr Moore.