Sustainability is one of the most important pledges and a key strategic value for NH Hotel Group and, as such, it permeates everything the company does. Framed by its broader sustainability effort, the hotel has committed to reducing carbon emissions all along its value chain by 20% by 2030, thus preventing the emission of over 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
NH Hotel Group’s target, which has been validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative – a leading alliance mobilising the world of business to take action against climate change, championed by CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and World Wide Fund for Nature – is specifically to cut its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions across its entire business chain by 20% with respect to those registered in 2018.
Establishment of this concrete target puts NH Hotel Group on the path towards significantly reducing its carbon footprint in the coming years, aligned with the target embraced in the Paris Agreement of limiting the rise in global warming to under 2ºC.
Rufino Pérez, chief operations officer and global transformation leader at NH Hotel Group said: “Attainment of this milestone will imply accelerated and large-scale transformation in which we will involve all of our stakeholders. Our entire organisation is totally committed to meeting this target.”
This new sustainability commitment is framed by NH Hotel Group’s new business plan. With it, the company is taking a fresh step up in its ongoing efforts to spearhead climate strategy in the hotel sector.