20 Jun '12, 12pm

Hilton, Hyatt make room for carbon footprint standard

Hilton, Hyatt make room for carbon footprint standard

If you’ve ever calculated the carbon footprint of your own household, you know how complicated it can be. Imagine doing the same calculus for the 800-room behemoths that are the world’s giant hotel chains. It’s not easy. But it is important – especially to the thousands of corporations that use those very hotels for conferences, meetings or lengthy stays all year long. To make the process easier, more than 20 international hotel chains, including Hilton, Hyatt and InterContinental, have agreed on a standard form of measurement to calculate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and corporate meetings. The methodology, launched last week, aims to make it easier for clients, particularly corporations, to measure the overall carbon costs of their businesses. As more companies start to factor employee travel into their carbon footprint calculations, the initiative could mean busi...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/06/20/hilton-hyatt-carb...

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