Hilton Worldwide hotels in the UK have been awarded the Carbon Saver Gold Standard in recognition of their carbon management practices.
All of the company’s UK properties have been on a mission for the last three years to lower their carbon emissions. The company uses a proprietary sustainability measurement system, LightStay, which examines around 200 operational practices, and suggests sustainable measures for adoption. The system has helped to control carbon emissions in several of the hotels’ operational areas, including housekeeping, the use of paper, food wastage, chemical storage, the quality of air, and transportation.
Darren Cook, the senior director of engineering operations for Hilton Worldwide, Europe, said, ‘Achieving the Carbon Saver Gold Standard accreditation across all our UK properties is fantastic news and demonstrates the real commitment from Hilton Worldwide to continually reduce our impact on the environment. We are very proud of the industry-leading work we are doing in this area and it’s gratifying to see the hard work of our team members recognised in this way.’
The Carbon Saver Standard has verified the use of procedures by the Hilton Group’s hotels, to control and lower their carbon emissions.
Glenn Wilkinson, managing director at Carbon Saver Ltd, the company that helped the hotel properties to manage their carbon emissions, said, ‘This is a great achievement for Hilton Worldwide. The level of staff participation is particularly impressive and a clear sustainability message is provided across all hotels. The company has shown a commitment to sustainability and behaviour change and it has really paid off.’