Across the majority of the company’s four global regions, energy results continued to decline. In The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, and the Middle East and Africa energy intensity for managed hotels decreased over 2013 by 2.4* percent, 1.1* percent, 2.5* percent and 2.2* percent respectively.
“Our global decrease in energy intensity demonstrates the commitment Marriott International has made to attain its sustainability goals,” said Denise Naguib, vice president, sustainability and supplier diversity, Marriott International. “As Marriott’s global footprint expands, we continue to look for new ways to conserve energy at our more than 4,100 properties.”
In March, Marriott announced water conservation results, sharing that global water intensity in its worldwide managed hotels decreased in 2014 by 2.4* percent over 2013, and 22.9* percent compared to 2007.
Since 2013, Marriott International has used Green Hotels Global to track the environmental footprint of each managed and franchise hotel in the company’s portfolio. The data in Green Hotels Global allows the company to identify and drive programs to support the reduction of energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste.
Increasingly, travelers are seeking brands with comprehensive sustainability and social responsibility programs. By the end of 2014, more than 1600 Marriott properties had earned a TripAdvisor GreenLeader™ badge, the largest number of hotels in the program, providing eco-conscious customers a vast array of choices that fit their conservation interests. Marriott also has nearly 50 Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design™ (LEED®) certified hotels, and over 400 electric vehicle charging stations at 170 hotels.
The company has been celebrating Environmental Awareness Month (EAM) at headquarters and in its hotels. To kick off EAM, hotels participated in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, a global event encouraging communities across the global to switch off non-essential lighting, and bring attention to sustainability issues. In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, ten Marriott Hotels together saved approximately 7000KW in just one hour. In Europe, hotels involved guests in the company’s Spirit to Preserve. Encouraging the re-use of room towels, guests were invited to create towel origami, and share their designs on social media. For every post, a tree was donated to WeForest.
For more on Marriott’s Sustainability Goals and to view the 2014 Sustainability Report, visit http://www.marriott.com/corporate-social-responsibility/corporate-responsibility.mi.
*Percentages updated Aug. 17, 2015
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 6,000 properties in 122 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.