India’s Mahindra Holiday & Resorts make sustainable moves

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), one of India’s vacation ownership companies, has committed to join RE100, a global campaign led by The Climate Group bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power.

The company has a target to power 100% of its global operations with renewable electricity by 2050. In 2016, MHRIL had signed on EP100, committing to doubling energy productivity by 2030 from the baseline year of 2008-09. It thus becomes the first company in the hospitality sector to sign on both the programs.

“Deploying energy efficient solutions in all aspects of our operations”

Kavinder Singh, MD and CEO, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. stated: “At Mahindra Holidays, sustainability is core to our business. We are committed to using renewable sources of energy and deploying energy efficient solutions in all aspects of our operations. By signing on both EP100 and RE100, we have reinforced our commitment to achieving our renewable energy and energy productivity targets. We believe these initiatives are in alignment with our mission of ‘Good Living, Happy Families’.”

“Smarter energy use makes business sense”

Mike Peirce, corporate partnerships director, The Climate Group, said: “We congratulate Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India for showing ambitious climate action by signing up to source 100% renewable electricity. As the first company in the hospitality sector to join both RE100 and EP100, they are leading by example on a global scale and demonstrating that cleaner, smarter energy use makes business sense. Increasing energy productivity will enable a faster transition to renewables – delivering emissions cuts and boosting the bottom line.”

Currently, 7% of MHRIL’s current energy requirements are sourced from renewable sources that amount to 1,470 kW which is largely solar power. MHRIL resorts are located in some of the most picturesque and green locations in the country and this new commitment will see the company increase its renewable energy usage. On the EP100 front, the company has been reducing overall energy consumption using energy efficient devices and alternate materials of construction for their new resorts.

MHRIL offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand, the other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Fundays and Svaastha Spa.

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