Taking stock of your impacts

Any hotel getting started on their sustainability journey will need to understand their environmental performance. Quantifying your current impacts (e.g. energy use, water use and waste production) enables you to set targets and track your progress against it.

Knowing your environmental performance can help you to better target your efforts, reduce costs, build a business case for further activity, and increase your appeal to guests.

This factsheet gives an overview of how to set a baseline, calculate key performance indicators and measure your environmental impacts. It includes:

  • steps on how to get started
  • case studies from the hospitality industry
  • links to useful resources