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  1. 1. Social Responsibility & Environmental Concerns Relating to Hotel Industry DESINGED BY Sunil Kumar Research Scholar/ Food Production Faculty Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY, ROHTAK Haryana- 124001 INDIA Ph. No. 09996000499 email: skihm86@yahoo.com , balhara86@gmail.com linkedin:- in.linkedin.com/in/ihmsunilkumar facebook: www.facebook.com/ihmsunilkumar webpage: chefsunilkumar.tripod.com
  2. 2. Environment
  3. 3. • “Environment” is a term that is comprised of all living and non- living things that occur naturally on Earth.
  4. 4. ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
  5. 5. • Acid Rain • Air Pollution • Global Warming • Hazardous Waste • Ozone Depletion • Smog • Water Pollution • Overpopulation • Deforestation
  6. 6. ENVIRONMENT & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
  7. 7. • Reduction of pollution, with future goal of zero pollution. • Re-cycling of materials. • Reducing consumption of non-renewable fuels. • Energy Conservation. • Water Conservation. • Waste Management. • Training staff about the eco-friendly practices etc. FEW CHALLENGES…
  8. 8. Type of Waste from a Hotel • Recyclable Bio-Degradable – 45 to 70% • Recyclable Non Bio-degradable – 30 to 40% • Hazardous Waste – 10 to 15% • Construction Waste – Seasonal
  9. 9. Sources of Waste • Operations of all departments in the Hotel, such as - – Front office – Administrative department – F&B Dept Beverage – Kitchens – Engineering – Housekeeping – Laundry • Waste generated by guests and guest activities. • Waste from the landscape, building and interiors.
  10. 10. • The ECOTEL® Collection is an exclusive group of international inns, hotels, and resorts that define the concept of environmental responsibility in the hospitality industry. • Also called as “Green Hotels”. • Are eco-sensitive and feature innovative programs for conserving natural resources.
  11. 11. • The collection began in 1994 with the New York Vista Hotel, which re-opened as the world's first ECOTEL® Certified hotel after having been closed since the 1991 bombing of the World Trade Center.
  12. 12. The ECOTEL® inspection is based on five separate criteria or five “Globes” – Environmental Commitment Solid Waste Management Energy Efficiency Water Conservation Employee Education & Community Involvement
  13. 13. Environmental Commitment • Every hotel should have an “Environmental Policy”. • Additionally, the hotel must have an “Environmental Representative”.
  14. 14. Solid Waste Management • Separating bio-degradable and non-biodegradable waste. • Disposing off left over food. • Proper usage of left over amenities. • Reuse of discarded linen and uniforms. • 5 R Theory Rethink Replace Reuse R educe Recycle
  15. 15. Energy Efficiency • Design and construction. • Use of CFL wherever possible. • Single point room lights or key card switches. • Sensors for A/Cs and lights. • Renewable energy sources.
  16. 16. Water Conservation • Evaluate the water conservation level in each department. • Water meters installation. • Rain water harvesting. • Black and grey water treatment plants. • Linen change program. • Towel re-use program.
  17. 17. Employee Education & Community Involvement • Employees must be trained to adopt the eco- friendly practices and initiatives of the hotel. • Other than employees, certain hotels also involve guests in their environmental activities.
  18. 18. Ecotel Certified Hotels
  19. 19. In India… • The Orchid, Mumbai – First in Asia to be Ecotel certified. • Uppal’s Orchid, New Delhi • The Rodas, Mumbai • Lotus Suites, Mumbai • The Rain Tree hotel, Chennai
  20. 20. Others to be certified in India… • Hotel Gautam, Mahabaleshwar • Hotel Lagoona, Lonavala • Manor Floatel, Kolkata
  21. 21. Certified Hotels Other than India United States of America • The Benjamin • Hyatt Regency • The Park Ridge • Turn berry Isle Resort and Club Mexico • Costa de Cocos • Villas Maya
  22. 22. Japan • Eco Lodge Shimanto • Hilton Tokyo Bay
  23. 23. Why Ecotel ?
  24. 24. • Travelers and the media rely on the endorsement of a hotel's environmental performance. • Powerful marketing advantage and motivator of sales. • Higher staff morale. • Sense of belongingness and pride which translates into minimum staff turnover. • Better control of operating expenses.
  25. 25. Other than Ecotel…
  26. 26. RUSTIC EXPERIENCE • Some resorts, located in the wilderness, offer accommodation without electricity where the individual lodges are lit only with the help of kerosene lamps, thus saving electricity and moreover giving a rustic experience.
  27. 27. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY • The 260 room Evason, Phuket is to become the first resort in Asia to implement the bio-mass system as an alternative energy source.
  28. 28. IN SYNC WITH NATURE • Hidden valley Cabins, Australia, has received the Advanced Eco-tourism certification for leadership in environmental sustainability & for becoming the first solar powered and carbon neutral resort in Australia.
  29. 29. Environmental Policy 05 Marks Energy Management & Conservation 25 Marks Water Management treatment and conservation 20 Marks Solid waste management 15 Marks Green Purchasing and hazardous waste management 15 Marks Air Pollution and IAQ 05 Marks Noise Pollution 05 Marks Training 05 Marks Guest Communications and Community participation 05 Marks Environmental Performance
  30. 30. Strategy for Hospitality Industry • Rather than acting on “End of the Pipe”, Hotels need to work more “Upstream”. • Hotels need to be in synergy with the Local Regulatory Bodies. • More and more intensive training needs to be imparted into employees and motivate them. • Other than the employees and the guests, hotels may also involve the locals to spread the social message of environment conservation.
  31. 31. Picture Gallery
  32. 32. Wilderness Lodges
  33. 33. Evason Phuket
  34. 34. Hidden Valley Cabins, Australia Certification
  35. 35. Vermiculture
  36. 36. Infra Red Tap
  37. 37. DESINGED BY Sunil Kumar Research Scholar/ Food Production Faculty Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, MAHARSHI DAYANAND UNIVERSITY, ROHTAK Haryana- 124001 INDIA Ph. No. 09996000499 email: skihm86@yahoo.com , balhara86@gmail.com linkedin:- in.linkedin.com/in/ihmsunilkumar facebook: www.facebook.com/ihmsunilkumar webpage: chefsunilkumar.tripod.com

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