Hilton Launches ‘Big Five’ for Sustainable Travel and Tourism Across Africa

Hilton has announced an initial investment of USD$1 million to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa. To do so, the company will focus on five key areas – Hilton’s Big Five: Youth Opportunity: investing in training and apprenticeship programs to build a strong talent pipeline and tackle identified challenges for youth, including underemployment Water Stewardship: the expansion of existing partnerships and the creation of new alliances to help Hilton achieve its goal to reduce its water consumption by 50% and activate 20 context-based water projects in at-risk communities by…

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Hilton Calls Time on Plastic Straws

Hilton will remove plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018. Hilton also reveals its new goal to double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030, with the help of science-based targets.  In Europe, Middle East & Africa alone, the commitment will remove more than five million plastic straws and 20 million plastic water bottles annually. Laid end to end, the straws saved each year in the region would exceed the length of the River Seine.  An estimated eight…

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Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half and Doubling Social Impact Investment

Hilton has announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the amount it spends with local and minority-owned suppliers, and double its investment in programs to help women and youth around the world. These goals are part of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy to further the United Nation’s 2030…

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Tesco suppliers join forces to tackle global food waste

Tesco announces ground-breaking partnerships with suppliers to tackle UN Sustainable Development Goal on food waste. Speaking at a meeting of Champions 12.3 in New York, Dave Lewis,  Tesco’s CEO, announced partnership agreements with 24 of its largest food suppliers who will adopt the Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030.  The suppliers, who represent over £17bn worth of Tesco sales, will publish food waste data for their own operations within 12 months, and have committed to take the steps needed to reduce food waste in their supply chain…

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