Hyatt Unveils 2020 Environmental Sustainability Strategy
Friday August 29th, 2014 - 9:27AM TB
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CHICAGO—In conjunction with the release of its 2013-2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, Hyatt Hotels Corporation unveiled an aggressive set of environmental goals for the year 2020, all designed to strengthen Hyatt’s collective ability to collaborate, inspire and further its commitment to environmental stewardship.
Hyatt is attempting to significantly expand the scope of its existing sustainability initiatives and will continue to focus strongly on measuring and reporting progress. Known as the Hyatt 2020 Vision, these environmental goals define a suite of measureable and actionable targets across three focus areas—use resources thoughtfully, build smart, and innovate and inspire—all with the goal of bringing together Hyatt hotels around the globe to create a more sustainable future.
“The conservation efforts undertaken by Hyatt hotels around the world since formalizing our approach several years ago have had a real impact, resulting in major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and water and energy usage by property across our portfolio,” said Brigitta Witt, VP of Corporate Responsibility for Hyatt.
Witt added, “With five years and significant momentum under our belt, we saw the opportunity to further our commitment to environmental stewardship in a manner that fundamentally touches every aspect of our business, from the way our hotels are built and operated, to the way we collaborate with our global supply chain, to the way we influence change through the passion and commitment of our colleagues around the world.”
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