WORLDWIDE: Millennium Hotels & Resorts (MHR) Global has unveiled its sustainability programme entitled the Millennium Green Path Brand Playbook.
Aligned with COP 28, the initiative acknowledges the impact of the hotel group on local and global environments and establishes a science-based target to achieve a 27 per cent reduction in scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 with a 2017 base line.
Scope 3 is addressed in the initiative with Millennium stating it collaborates closely with suppliers, “emphasising principles such as effective management of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste, pollution, resource use, and biodiversity.”
Millennium says it is looking for suppliers with appropriate corporate governance arrangements, “emphasising ethical and sustainable operations, diversity, and equal opportunities.”
Preference is given to those using local, renewable, and ethically sound sources, with a specific focus on those with demonstrable commitments to sustainable production methods. Suppliers are required to showcase commitment to reducing packaging, implementing environmental policies, and sustainable transport plans.
Other key areas the group has focused on are:
- Energy efficiency – the installation of LED lights, guestroom motion sensors, and heat pumps to curtail energy consumption;
- Reducing water intensity – the installation of water sub-meters and water-saving devices where practicable;
- Waste reduction – implementing practices such as introducing bulk bathroom amenities, enhancing waste segregation and recycling processes, and utilising food waste digesters where feasible;
- Single-use plastics – reducing or eliminating single-use plastics wherever possible;
- Positive impacts on customers and local communities – by providing jobs, training opportunities, and supporting local charities.
Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim, CEO at Tetra Hospitality Investment and Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA said: “By prioritising environmental stewardship, community engagement, and the long-term health of our global home, we strive to leave a positive and lasting impact on the world we share.”
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