Hyatt Hotels has unveiled its ambitious environmental aims for 2020, in conjunction with the release of its 2013-2014 Corporate Responsibility Report.
Hyatt’s environmental goals are known as the Hyatt 2020 Vision, and will work using three focus areas – use resources thoughtfully, build smart, and innovate and inspire – all with the goal of bringing together Hyatt hotels around the globe to create a more sustainable future.
“The conservation efforts undertaken by Hyatt hotels around the world since formalising our approach several years ago have had a real impact, resulting in major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and water and energy usage by property across our portfolio,” said Brigitta Witt, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Hyatt.
“With five years and significant momentum under our belt, we saw the opportunity to further our commitment to environmental stewardship in a manner that fundamentally touches every aspect of our business, from the way our hotels are built and operated, to the way we collaborate with our global supply chain, to the way we influence change through the passion and commitment of our colleagues around the world.”
Hyatt’s 2013-2014 Corporate Responsibility Report listed some of the company’s recent rep orate responsibility achievements including the building of eleven libraries and supporting reading and writing programs in 30 schools through a new partnership with Room to Read, impacting 30,000 students in India.
Other achievements identified by the Report were the donation of over 100,000 volunteer hours in 2013 – a 69 per cent increase from the previous year, the development of responsible seafood sourcing goals in partnership with World Wildlife Fund, and the donation of 35,000 books to needy children worldwide through We Give Books and Room to Read.