How is technology driving sustainable change in the hospitality sector?

The World Sustainable Hospitality Alliance welcomes world-leading tech brand, Winnow, to its global network

World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards reveals nominees and opens voting of inaugural programme

World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards extends entry deadline to May 31st

Less than three weeks left to enter the inaugural World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards

Alliance recognised as one of the top ‘Sustainability Movers and Shakers’ to watch in 2024, by Business Travel Magazine

The Net Positive Hospitality Podcast: Female leaders discuss ‘Feminine Leadership and Sustainability’ on International Women’s Day

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance partners with the FHRAI, inaugurating a new era in Net Positive Hospitality

In a move to advance sustainability in India, the Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), the world’s third-largest hospitality association, has joined forces with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance).

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance partners with the FHRAI, inaugurating a new era in Net Positive Hospitality

Net Positive Hospitality Simulation

Belize Tourism Board pioneers sustainability in hospitality by joining forces with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) Advisory Board unveils categories ahead of inaugural ceremony in Belize on World Tourism Day 2024

The World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) has unveiled 21 categories for its inaugural global programme, which aims to recognise and share the stories of individuals and organisations making an impactful contribution in sustainable travel and tourism.

World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards (WSTHA) Advisory Board unveils categories ahead of inaugural ceremony in Belize on World Tourism Day 2024

d2o Joins The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to help its members collect data and reduce carbonisation

d2o is announced today as an affiliate member of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) to help analyse carbon emissions and decarbonise the industry.

d2o joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to help its members collect data and reduce carbonisation

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and World Travel Awards join forces to launch the World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards, elevating sustainable tourism to new heights

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (The Alliance) is thrilled to announce a partnership with the World Travel Awards at FITUR MADRID.

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and World Travel Awards join forces to launch the World Sustainable Travel & Hospitality Awards, elevating sustainable tourism to new heights

Green Key Global joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to drive sustainable solutions in the hospitality industry

Green Key Global, a leading international environmental certification body, has been named the latest member of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance. As a member, Green Key Global will collaborate with over 50 donor hospitality and affiliate members to tackle key challenges in the industry and work towards achieving Net Positive Hospitality.

Green Key Global joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to drive sustainable solutions in the hospitality industry

Ambitions for Net Positive certification for low carbon and resilient hotels announced at COP28

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has unveiled an ambitious vision for a new level of EDGE green building certification and Building Resilience Index at COP28. This partnership aims to leverage the IFC’s building certification programmes within the Alliance’s Net Positive Hospitality framework.

Ambitions for Net Positive certification for low carbon and resilient hotels announced at COP28

Innovative new Digital Pathway maps out route to Net Positive Hospitality

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has launched a ground-breaking new digital version of the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality today, at COP28 in Dubai. This cutting-edge tool provides hospitality companies with a clear roadmap to accelerate their ESG progress, enabling them to navigate the stages of the pathway with ease.

Innovative new Digital Pathway maps out route to Net Positive Hospitality

New Resource Directory launched by the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to support the journey to Net Positive Hospitality

Net Positive action planner

Employee engagement factsheet

Utilities tracker

Customer engagement factsheet

Community Engagement factsheet

Tracking progress on the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality

Considerations for building owners

Financing Net Positive Hospitality

Net Positive Hospitality Simulation Launched by the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) announces the launch of a new learning tool for hotels to understand the connection between environmental, social and governance issues, to ultimately test out the outcomes of different solutions and strategic decisions.

Net Positive Hospitality Simulation Launched by the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Tackling Climate Change Through Food: Fresh Opportunities for the Hospitality Industry

Reporting in line with the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Crossing Boundaries and Crafting the Future of Hospitality: Sustainable Hospitality Challenge 2023 Winners Announced at Future Hospitality Summit

The Sustainable Hospitality Challenge (SHC) 2023, by Hotelschool The Hague, has concluded, and the exceptional winner of this year’s competition have been announced by William Heinecke, Founder & Chairman of Minor International, at the Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi. This edition stood out for the remarkable synergy between Tech, Design, and Engineering teams, working collaboratively to revolutionize sustainability in the hospitality industry.

Crossing Boundaries and Crafting the Future of Hospitality: Sustainable Hospitality Challenge 2023 Winners Announced at Future Hospitality Summit

Case study: Radisson Hotel Group – team engagement

Sustainability management platform, Weeva, joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance as an Affiliate Member

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance welcomes sustainability management platform, Weeva, as an affiliate member to help drive collaboration on industry resilience and data-led sustainability.

Sustainability management platform, Weeva, joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance as an Affiliate Member

Beyond Sustainable Tourism: embracing Nature Positive

The Future of Sustainable Hospitality announces finalists for the 2023 challenge, with Design universities joining the race

3 steps to maximise guest participation in your hotel’s sustainability efforts

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance partners with the Foundation for Environmental Education to promote sustainable business practices in hospitality

Ground-breaking new project aims to strengthen local supply chains in the hospitality sectors across eight African countries

An innovative new project is announced today, aimed at supporting hotels across eight African countries in sourcing more through local supply chains.  The project will be run by the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and aims to increase the hospitality industry’s positive impact in local communities and improve hotels environmental and social sustainability.

Ground-breaking new project aims to strengthen local supply chains in the hospitality sectors across eight African countries

Global sustainability challenge by Hotelschool The Hague, brings synergy amongst hospitality management, engineering, and design institutions

Case study: Hyatt Hotels – creating a World of Care at Alila Villas Uluwatu

8 ways to take your hotel’s plastic reduction efforts to the next level

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance partners with World Resources Institute to support the hospitality industry tackle climate change through food

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance partners with World Resources Institute to support the hospitality industry tackle climate change through food

The aim to reduce food waste and offer more low carbon foods in the hospitality industry is set to be a key focus for the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI).

Building Green and Resilient Hotels: Investing in our Planet

Case study: Marriott Stockholm – Partnership with Coffeemagic to repurpose saved coffee grounds

Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality

Case study: Four Seasons Resorts – Maldives ‘Reefscapers’ Coral Restoration Project

Case study: IHG Hotels & Resorts – InterContinental Bora Bora continues to lower costs and carbon emissions using seawater

KALDEWEI joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to help the progression of sustainable innovation for a better world

The World Travel & Tourism Council Announce Collaboration with UNWTO and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance at COP15

The Sustainable Markets Initiative launches Hospitality and Tourism Task Force to accelerate sustainability

Rabmer Group joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to progress holistic action for a more responsible hospitality industry

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) is pleased to welcome Rabmer Group to their affiliate membership, as they become the latest member to join the network for responsible hospitality, alongside hotel companies Whitbread and The Merrion.

Rabmer Group joins the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance to progress holistic action for a more responsible hospitality industry

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and UK Green Building Council form co-operation to enhance sustainability of built environment in hospitality

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and UK Green Building Council form co-operation to enhance sustainability of built environment in hospitality

Leading network for responsible hospitality and the UKGBC announce partnership to enhance the sustainability of new and existing hotel properties. 

12 simple and cost-effective ways to keep your hotel energy bills down

Reporting in line with the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance CEO joins global leaders and climate change experts at COP27

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and Greenview announce partnership to advance sustainability across the hotel industry

Hospitality sector updates carbon tool to further industry-wide, robust approach to environmental measurement

The Alliance is calling on hospitality industry to use common measurement metrics to ensure transparent and globally comparable approach to environmental reporting.

Hospitality sector updates carbon tool to further industry-wide, robust approach to environmental measurement

How can reducing food waste #MoveTheDate?

Only one Earth – what can hospitality do to protect it?

How to sustainably source seafood in the hospitality industry

How environmental is your hotel?

Understanding your environmental performance

Beyond the hour…

Introduction to Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality webinar

United hospitality industry sets ambitious global vision for sector sustainability

 The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has launched the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality for the Planet to enable every hotel to work towards net positive environmental impacts, whatever their starting point. 

United hospitality industry sets ambitious global vision for sector sustainability

Biodiversity factsheet

How can hotels protect local biodiversity and help maintain a healthy ecological balance where they operate?

Hospitality industry launches new net zero methodology for hotels

Net Zero Methodology for Hotels

“Look beyond ‘zero’ impact towards a lasting ‘positive’ impact”

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance signs the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance announced today that it has become a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism.

Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality raises global ambition for the hospitality sector

 The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance is developing the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality for the planet to support every hotel whatever their starting point on their sustainability journey.

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance signs the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality raises global ambition for the hospitality sector

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) team wins the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge

First-of-its-kind methodology to measure waste across hotel chains unveiled

The Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology is designed to provide a common approach for the hotel industry to collect data, and measure and report waste.

First-of-its-kind methodology to measure waste across hotel chains unveiled

Determining the sustainability of hotels in your supply chain

Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology

Ways hotels can reduce their ecological footprint

Earth Overshoot Day is a reminder that our approach to resources is unsustainable. Find out how we can work towards a prosperous and sustainable future.

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance joins Global Tourism Plastic Initiative to take on plastic pollution

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative as a supporting organisation, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance joins Global Tourism Plastic Initiative to take on plastic pollution

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has become supporting organisation of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by UNWTO and UNEP in collaboration with Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Hotel sustainability certifications factsheet

 This factsheet explores the benefits of hotel sustainability certification and gives an overview of the different types with advice on how to get started.

Steps for hotels to manage their water usage

Desertification and Drought Day is a reminder of how previously fertile and biodiverse areas are transforming into desert. Find out how your hotel can help.

Water stewardship factsheet

Removing single-use plastics from hotel operations

Each year 32% of all plastic packaging ends up in our oceans. Find out how hotels can reduce their impact by removing single-use plastics.

Single-use plastic factsheet

This factsheet explores the issues of single-use plastics and provides recommendations for hotels on how to reduce their use. 

Top tips for hotels on reducing food waste

Addressing food waste is not just a priority in terms of sustainability, but also benefits the bottom line via significant reductions in food costs.

Food waste factsheet

This factsheet explores the issues of food waste and provides recommendations for hotels on how to reduce your impact 

How hotels can help to protect the natural world

Hospitality relies heavily on the natural world. On the International Day for Biological Diversity, find out how hotels can help reduce top threats to biodiversity.

Responsible procurement factsheet

The benefits of sustainable hotel design

This webinar presents the financial, reputational and regulatory benefits for sustainable hotel design, and showcases the financial options available for green investment.

The role of sustainability in the current travel climate webinar

Join leading brands from the hospitality industry and sustainability experts in a discussion on why sustainability is more important than ever

Sustainable Siting, Construction and Design

This manual provides practical guidance and recommendations for stakeholders at each stage of the hotel development process, to ensure hotels are built and refurbished sustainably.

Hotel Footprinting

This free online tool allows hotels to search carbon emissions and energy usage for comparative hotels around the world, and generate carbon footprint reports.

Global Hotel Decarbonisation Report

This report outlines the hotel sector’s decarbonisation pathway and the most impactful actions the sector could take to meet the Paris Climate Agreement.

Environmental Management for Hotels

Environmental Management for Hotels is a comprehensive guide to support hotel companies to manage and operate their hotel properties more sustainably.

Business Case for Sustainable Hotels

The Business Case for Sustainable Hotels provides an analysis of the business benefits of sustainable hotels and offers tangible recommendations for the hotel value chain.

Sustainable building design

Climate action

The Business Case for Sustainable Hotels – New Report Launched by International Tourism Partnership and IFC

International Tourism Partnership (ITP), in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has produced a new report demonstrating the business benefits of sustainable
hotels. The report aims to improve cross-collaboration between owners, investors and operators by
detailing the shared benefits for all partners.

The Business Case for Sustainable Hotels – new report

New report demonstrating the business benefits of sustainable hotels aimed at improving collaboration between owners, investors and operators by detailing the shared benefits for all partners.

Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI)

Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) is a methodology and tool for hotels to calculate the carbon footprint of their properties.

 

International Tourism Partnership and International Finance Corporation demonstrate the business case for sustainable hotels

Action on carbon is now urgent, but hotels can work together for change

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC’s) eye-opening report today confirms what many of us already knew to be the truth: that urgent and unprecedented action is required to keep global warming within 1.5◦C, or consequences for people and planet will be disastrous.

ITP carbon report provides hotel sector’s goal to mitigate climate change

ITP outlines the hotel sector’s target for carbon reduction in order to meet the 2-degree Celsius cap in Global Hotel Decarbonisation Report.