HotelsThe BWH Hotel Group has allied with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance in its commitment to drive sustainability.

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BWH is looking at coordinating efforts with the SHA network to affect positive change.
BWH is looking at coordinating efforts with the SHA network to affect positive change. Photo Credit: BWH Hotel Group

As a hospitality provider with 4,000 hotels across 18 global brands in nearly 100 countries, BWH Hotel Group recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment and community in the destinations that its properties operate in, and has thus joined the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA).

The hotel group alongside other members within the SHA network make up over 30% of the hotel industry by room count. Plans are for BWH to embark on a journey with the rest of the network to achieve sustainability surrounding areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Ron Pohl, president of international operations for BWH Hotel Group said that this marks “an important step in our effort to build a robust, global ESG strategy for our company.

“Not only do our guests, partners and developers expect that brands demonstrate a strong commitment to ESG efforts but executing an effective and comprehensive ESG program is fundamentally the right thing to do.”

The SHA actively works with the industry to identify issues affecting the planet and its people, and spearheads sustainability initiatives to address these global challenges. This year, SHA launched their Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality to tackle environmental issues including climate change, biodiversity loss and waste, in addition to working on human rights risks and inclusive employment.

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