Hilton discusses Sharjah’s sustainability developments
Sharjah, March 27, 2014
Hilton Worldwide led eco-friendly discussions on Sharjah’s sustainability developments, alongside key government and environmental organisations recently in the emirate.
The second annual Hilton Sustainability Summit brought together key figures from Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) and Bee’ah Environment and Waste Management.
It was hosted by Hilton Sharjah in line with Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to eco-friendly initiatives. It focused on sharing eco-best practice to further enhance environmental developments across the Sharjah community.
SCTDA’s guest speaker Khaled Al Midfa said: “Sharjah has long regarded environmental sustainability as an indispensable component of its tourism and commerce development strategy and actively encourages all organisations to maintain a sustainable approach to the way in which we all do business. Hilton Sharjah is playing an integral role in this effort by providing a platform for developing eco-solutions in the industry.”
Mohammad Abdalla Bin Ali, director of Strategy and Excellence, Sewa, said: “Sustainable energy is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Every effort that is made through platforms such as the Hilton Sustainability Summit, make a real difference to our approach to eco-initiatives in the emirate.”
Vinesh Hurrychurn, director of engineering operations, Hilton Worldwide MEA, shared insights on environmental efforts across Hilton Worldwide hotels, which is a major multi-brand hospitality company to make sustainability measurement a global brand standard.
Among the many initiatives discussed was LightStay, a proprietary measurement system developed by Hilton Worldwide to calculate and analyse sustainability performance across Hilton Worldwide hotels. The latest achievements were accumulated energy and water savings amounting to 17 per cent and 16 per cent respectively.
The summit also included a tour of Bee’ah Waste Management Centre, where guests, which included team members from across the region’s Hilton Worldwide hotels, observed Sharjah’s leading environmental and waste management organisation at work.
The summit will take place next year at Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi and aims to connect Hilton Worldwide properties and local stakeholders, as Hilton Worldwide continues to meet its global sustainability targets. - TradeArabia News Service