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Achieving Industry-wide Sustainability Benchmarking: A Q&A with Denise Naguib

The global hospitality industry includes tens of thousands of hotels, but lacked a consistent way to calculate carbon footprints. That all changed in 2012, when hotel companies united to do the math, explains Denise Naguib, vice president of sustainability and supplier diversity at Marriott International. Naguib will be discussing the benefits of industry-wide sustainability benchmarking at the 2017 Environmental Leader Conference in June. Recently we spoke with her to find out how competitors developed an ambitious carbon footprint methodology. How is the hospitality industry approaching environmental, sustainability, and energy management? There’s a lot of work happening around carbon, water, and now food waste. A few years ago, Marriott International connected with our competitors. The main subject was how do we effectively communicate our environmental metrics to custo...

Full article: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2017/03/achieving-ind...

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