Hotel brands Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and Marriott International worked with World Wildlife fund (WWF) and Greenview to develop a measurement methodology that will provide a common approach for the hotel industry to collect data and to measure and report waste. The Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology will help hotels set goals to reduce waste, keep it out of landfills, and track progress against those goals over time. The common waste metrics and definitions will ensure that all those who follow the methodology will calculate, identify and fill gaps, and report their waste data in a comparable way. When scaled, the methodology will help develop a framework to support industry-wide benchmarking of waste, the partners say. WWF developed this methodology with a focus on addressing the challenge of managing food waste in diverse hotel operations. While the challenge is a significant one, it also offers significant opportunities to increase business efficiency, says Pete Pearson, global food loss and waste lead for World Wildlife Fund. “The hotel industry has the unique ability to implement changes that will have global impacts when it comes to managing food waste, and all waste.” A commonly-cited statistic is that in the US […]

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