Vision: A prosperous and responsible hospitality sector that gives back to the destination more than it takes
Net Positive strategies aim to put more back into society, the environment, and the global economy than they take out. By working together as an industry, we have the collective power to ensure that our destinations and communities are protected and regenerated now and for future generations. Hear from leading industry CEOs on how we are making Net Positive Hospitality a reality.
Respecting and enriching the lives of all our people
Replenishing resources and restoring biodiversity for a thriving natural world
Working in harmony with our communities and ecosystems
Ensuring economic successes and opportunities benefit all
Everyone will leave a footprint.
Net Positive is about understanding the relationship between our negative impacts – our footprints – and our positive contributions – our handprints – to ensure we are treading as lightly as possible and have a lasting positive effect. This way, we all contribute towards ensuring that our communities and destinations are thriving and healthy.
To achieve our vision of a prosperous and responsible hospitality sector that gives back to the destination more than it takes, we have created the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality.
To be truly Net Positive we must be taking action across people, planet, place and prosperity. Each stage encompasses core topics of:
An overview of the Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality, including guidance on understanding your impact, prioritising action and getting started with the four stages.
An outline of the core topics across environmental, social and governance, exploring the key actions for hotels for each stage.
The Pathway has been created with insights from Members and Affiliate Members of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance in consultation with sustainability and industry experts.
It aligns with the major industry standards, ratings and frameworks to lead towards the harmonisation of global metrics, including:
The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance would like to thank all those who offered their advice and expertise during the development of the Pathway.
Thanks to our member companies, Board and Councils who provided critical feedback to ensure this would be most relevant and useful to the industry.
We are grateful to several other organisations and experts for their input, support and peer review:
Stage details featuring the different actions to be taken by key stakeholders.
Detailed list of possible environmental actions which can be used to develop a personalised action plan.
Mapping of useful resources, sorted by Pathway stage and environmental issue. Plus a simple tracker for energy, water and waste.
• Guidance including a map of additional tools and resources available to support on the journey to support every hotel to progress along the Pathway.
• KPIs, correlating to the framework and aligned with ESG reporting requirements, to support measurement of progress towards Net Positive.