The leaders of the Dorint Group CEO Karl-Heinz Pawlizki and COO Jörg T. Böckeler demonstrate their commitment to support the hotel industry in its aim for sustainable growth and greater social responsibility by joining International Tourism Partnership (ITP).

One of the leading hotel groups in Germany, Dorint Group has a portfolio of over 50 distinctively individual hotels that are anchored deeply in their local environment and community. Dorint Group is deepening their commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility and joining the 15 other leading hotel companies of ITP, as we continue to drive change in the industry and have an impact both locally and at scale.

“Cooperation on this level is important, since real change can only be fostered on a large scale and with global collaboration,” says Karl-Heinz Pawlizki, who joined the ITP Board. “Also, working together helps us to reach our own group’s goals for sustainability and the protection of the environment.”

“Cooperation on this level is important, since real change can only be fostered on a large scale and with global collaboration.”

Karl-Heinz Pawlizki, CEO, Dorint Hotels & Resorts

Jörg T. Böckeler, a member of the ITP’s Executive Committee, adds: ‘‘We are looking forward to exchanging ideas and procedures within the network, acting more sustainably, using fewer resources, reducing our CO2 emissions and also learning from one another in regard to other issues such as responsible recruitment.”

Welcoming Dorint Group, ITP Director Madhu Rajesh says: “We are delighted to welcome Dorint Group to our membership of the world’s leading hotel companies. We look forward to their shared expertise as we promote positive action within the hospitality industry on the key issues that impact communities and the environment.”

Dorint Group’s commitment to ITP’s shared goals on carbon, water, human rights and youth employment, further represents the industry-wide goal for sustainable and responsible growth and positive contribution towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) for 2030. With its growing worldwide presence and its economic power, the hospitality industry is in a unique position to work together to influence change – not only with guests, but also with partners, suppliers, competitors and other industries.

This article was published in 2019 when Sustainable Hospitality Alliance was known as International Tourism Partnership (ITP), part of Business in the Community (BITC).