Through climate action and destination stewardship, we intend to pave the way to a net-zero future for our company and the global travel and tourism industry.
We recognize our critical responsibility to protect our planet and preserve the beautiful destinations in which we operate for generations to come. Since 2009, we have used our award-winning LightStay system to measure, report and improve our environmental impact across our global portfolio of managed and franchised hotels. We are proud to be taking a leadership position in fighting climate change, as the first major hotel company to establish science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We are also taking major steps toward reducing our environmental footprint through our Watts, Water and Waste programs.
Paving the Way to Net Zero
Addressing Climate Change
We are committed to leading the hospitality industry toward a net-zero economy and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. Hilton is proud to have been the first major hotel company to set science-based carbon targets aligned with climate science and the Paris Climate Agreement, and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). To learn more about our approach to climate action and destination stewardship, please click below.
We believe we can achieve our energy goals through use of renewable power and a relentless focus on energy efficiency, which will both reduce utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions from our hotels around the world. We have pledged to reduce our Scope 1 and 2 carbon intensity by 61% by 2030.
Recognizing water as one of the world’s most precious resources, we are focused on driving holistic water stewardship across our value chain. Hilton is committed to reducing our water use intensity by 50% by 2030, and implementing 20 community water projects to increase access and resilience. To learn more about our approach to water stewardship and how we are tackling water challenges facing the industry, please click below.
Hilton is committed to reducing waste and driving towards a circular economy. Waste prevention, recycling, and food upcycling and donation are all key components of creating a greener hospitality industry. We have pledged to reduce our waste by 50% by 2030. Our waste reduction strategy seeks to decrease the overall amount of waste produced in our hotels, while taking steps to divert remaining waste from landfill through donation, recycling, composting, energy from waste incineration and other opportunities.