Pursuant to the company’s 2020 goal, Marriott has announced that it has reduced its water usage throughout its hotels worldwide.
In 2014, Marriott decreased its water usage by 5.3% from 2013, and since 2007 has reduced its water usage by 16.3%. The results were announced this past weekend with the upcoming World Water Day in mind.
“We are extremely pleased with our 2014 water intensity results.” – Denise Naguib, VP, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity
Denise Naguib, VP of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity at Marriott, announced the results. Naguib stated that the stats are in line with Marriott’s goal to reduce its water use by 16% by 2020. Marriott’s global sustainability goals, set in 2007, also aim for a 20% reduction in energy use.
“Water conservation is an area of sustainability where hotels, associates, and guests can directly aid the environment by reducing their water usage, whether it is through the fitting of low flow showers and toilets in guest bathrooms, irrigation systems installed on properties, or guests choosing to not have towels changed every day.” – Denise Naguib, VP, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity
In Europe, Marriott’s hotels saved 20.3 million gallons of water in 2014 through the use of sustainable tactics such as water-saving shower heads. Marriott’s MENA hotels implemented water conservation projects in 2014 that are expected to save nearly 92,000 cubic meters of water per year. For more examples of Marriott’s initiatives in 2014 to reach their water conservation goals, visit eHotelier. Additionally, Marriott’s 2014 Sustainability Report is available at Marriott.com.
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