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ESG Check-In for Responsible Hospitality

In a world increasingly attuned to sustainability, the global hospitality industry is moving towards significant transformation. Amid growing environmental and social challenges, the industry's stakeholders, including investors and customers, place utmost importance on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, positioning them as determinants of future growth and resilience. The industry's commitment to responsible practices, ranging from waste reduction and renewable energy use to community engagement and employee welfare, has become more than a trend. It is now a non-negotiable aspect, crucial for ensuring long-term success and positive societal impact.

Embracing eco-friendly initiatives and biodiversity, the hospitality sector embarks on a journey towards comprehensive environmental stewardship. The focus is on reducing the carbon footprint, promoting green building standards, and contributing to the global effort in environmental preservation. Concurrently, the sector emphasizes its social responsibility. A dedicated approach to fair labor practices, community development, diversity, and inclusion highlights the industry's commitment to broader societal well-being. Such a comprehensive approach enhances the industry's reputation, fostering a mutually beneficial relationship with communities and ensuring the prosperity of its workforce.

Yet, the integration of ESG principles in hospitality extends beyond environmental and social dimensions to include robust governance structures. Ensuring ethical conduct, regulatory adherence, and operational transparency, strong governance is the linchpin for effective ESG integration. It empowers the hospitality sector to manage risks, make informed strategic decisions, and lay a foundation for sustainable growth. In summary, by intertwining ESG principles within its fabric, the hospitality industry stands not only to navigate contemporary challenges but to also establish a sustainable and resilient framework for the future, underscoring its commitment to global prosperity and environmental stewardship.

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Climate change poses a significant risk on hospitality sector. Changes in weather patterns can negatively impact tourism in certain regions, as extreme heat or drought may make them less attractive to visitors. Furthermore, the industry may also face additional costs to adapt to these changes, such as building sea walls or upgrading air conditioning systems,” says Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) in its Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR), included in its Integrated Annual Report 2022–23.


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