Researched for the World Travel & Tourism Council, this full report introduces the concepts of ESG Reporting generally and then specifically for Travel & Tourism. It provides detail on the different reporting frameworks, guidance on what material issues should be considered to report on and a 12-step process on how to begin reporting.
Greenview undertakes periodic studies and research on behalf of clients, industry associations, partners, or internally to analyze common challenges, further spread best practices and innovation, and disseminate industry trends. We can undertake bespoke research for your organization upon request.
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Greenview conducted an industry-wide study to better understand the growing trend of hive hotels—urban beekeeping properties. A survey of 55 hive hotels was conducted along with interviews with key general managers and apiarists. Through tracking industry trends that shed light on sustainability issues, the hospitality industry can not only better understand how trends become best practices, but also how meaningful change occurs across an industry.
The hospitality industry continues to make steady progress in its quest to find ways to document its many sustainability initiatives, but the target is a moving one, and additional issues arise each step of the way. Participants in the 2012 Cornell Sustainability Roundtable addressed current issues in reporting, benchmarking, the supply chain, and customer sustainability perceptions, as well as innovations in green operations.
In response to stakeholder and customer requests, hotel companies are developing mechanisms to communicate to guests their “carbon footprint,” or the quantifiable environmental impact of their operations. The industry is seeking common guidance on how calculations can be performed uniformly. A new report from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) supports this issue by analyzing the materiality of two carbon sources, fugitive coolant emissions and the use of fuels for hotel-owned vehicles.
Proceedings from the third annual Cornell roundtable on sustainability, which addressed the hospitality industry’s continuing effort to define and measure sustainability, in connection with the increased interest in sustainability on the part of guests and other stakeholders.