Ti’me Hotels group has launched a carbon-offset initiative at two of the company’s Dubai properties.
Ti’me Grand Plaza Hotel and Ti’me Oak Hotel & Suites in Dubai aim to reduce carbon emissions produced by the hotels by more than 320 tonnes this year.
Through the Hotel Stay Carbon Offset Program, Ti’me will invite guests to pay AED15 to offset their carbon emissions through energy and water savings during their stay.
Ti’me Hotels will offer guests participating in the program to direct their contributions to assist in the installation of solar lighting in the homes of families living in rural Ethiopia, or to contribute towards the purchase of energy efficient cooking stoves in Darfur, Sudan, giving families a safe and hygienic method of cooking.
Ti’me Hotels has received certification from international sustainability organisation Green Globe for their sustainable operations.
Green Globe Director of Communications, Bradley Cox, congratulated Ti’me Hotels on its carbon offset launch.
“Through their carbon reduction program TI`ME Hotels demonstrate that funds raised in developed countries can be dedicated to building new economies that are less dependent on fossil fuels. This is a bold initiative,” said Mr Cox.
“TI`ME Hotels are committed to taking the sustainability message to all its hotels and stakeholders and Green Globe Certification for our properties is fundamental to driving this forward, said Ti’me Hotels CEO, Mohamed Awadalla.
“With the company-wide implementation of our Sustainability Business Plan, and the recent launch of our Hotel Stay Carbon Offset Program, we are taking a systematic approach to measuring operational savings as well as ensuring that we continually engage our teams, guests and business partners in order to actively contribute to the local community and global sustainability movement in a meaningful way,” said Mr Awadalla.