Net zero is becoming a real business need and trend, championed by the investor community and embraced by companies and governments around the world. The Net Zero Methodology for Hotels aims to define net zero for the broader benefit of the hotel industry as well as travel and tourism.
The methodology has been developed to support hotels and the wider hotel industry as they seek to make net zero commitments and take action against them. It sets out a recommended approach which is relevant for hotel companies of any size but can be adapted as necessary to align with specific requirements of individual companies.
The methodology was developed in a joint initiative between Greenview, Tourism Declares, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), supported by an advisory group of experts from hotel companies around the world, and input from a wide range of stakeholders. It was launched as part of the Glasgow Declaration at COP 26 in Glasgow. This First Edition will be reviewed and updated as the net zero landscape evolves.
The Methodology is supported by a Summary and Practical Guide to Getting Started.