On the occasion of World Environment Day earlier this month, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Goa’s largest hospitality operator, implemented a variety of sustainability initiatives under its ESG+ programme, Paathya. This year, the company conducted a plantation drive, and distributed over 4,000 saplings, including gulmohar (Delonix regia), neem (Azadirachta indica), aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) etc, at its properties across the state.
Speaking about the initiative, Senior Vice President – IHCL, Goa, Vincent Ramos, said, “It is imperative for each of us to act upon one, or more, aspects of the triple planetary emergency in order to reset the balance with nature. Under Paathya, we will continue to pioneer sustainable practices in our pursuit towards excellence and creating a benchmark in the tourism industry.”
Under Paathya, IHCL endeavors to fulfill a host of goals by 2030, for which it has several initiatives including Earth Check Certification, Waste Management, Green Footprint, EV Charging, Energy Conservation, Livelihood Impact and Heritage.
Taj has been on the Indian hospitality scene for over 118 years. Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Sinquerim, was the first luxury beach resort in the country to open its doors in 1974, and was also the host hotel for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 1983.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has a portfolio of 200 hotels (which includes Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger) across 4 continents and 12 countries, and brings together a group of brands, offering Indian hospitality along with world-class service.