31 Aug '11, 11am

International Hotels To Standardize Carbon Accounting Methods

A group of international hotels is collaborating on a groundbreaking initiative to standardize carbon accounting in the hospitality industry. The Carbon Measurement Working Group aims to reach a consensus on a single methodology for calculating carbon footprints and consistent metrics for communicating emissions. Currently, carbon measurement metrics vary widely which can lead to confusion among guests and investors. Additionally, the number of methodologies and tools in use make transparency within the industry difficult to achieve. The Group consists of members of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) including Accor, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International Inc., MGM Resorts International, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Red Carnation Hotel C...

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