Reducing single-use plastic, the IHCL Goa way
On the occasion of World Environment Day 2023, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Goa’s largest hospitality company and a leading name in the tourism sector, reaffirmed its commitment to reduce the use of single-use plastic across its hotels.
Speaking on the occasion, Senior Vice President-Goa, IHCL, Vincent Ramos, said, “At IHCL, inclusion and business responsibility is embedded in our DNA. In line with the vision of IHCL’s ESG+ framework of Paathya, we have implemented various initiatives across our hotels in Goa to reduce dependence on plastic, one of the gravest threats to our planet. From elimination of plastic straws, replacing plastic-wrapped dry amenities with eco-friendly substitutes and introduction of bottling plants, IHCL has stayed the course on beating plastic pollution.”
IHCL in Goa is has taken many strides over the years to beat plastic pollution. The company has undertaken the initiative to phase out plastic water bottles from its hotels by replacing them with reusable glass water bottles, bottled with treated water.
Earlier, IHCL hotels eliminated the use of plastic straws and is also replacing the use of plastic wrapping of the dry amenities in the rooms, such as toothbrush, shaving kit etc with eco-friendly substitutes.
IHCL in Goa has adopted several practices focused on social and environmental impact. Some of these include increased consumption of renewable energy, recycling water for irrigation purposes, converting wet waste into manure, promoting re-use of room linen, EarthCheck Certification, installation of (EV) charging stations at its properties etc.
ABOUT INDIAN HOTELS COMPANY LIMITED (IHCL)
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj (ranked as India’s Strongest Brand), SeleQtions (a named collection of hotels), Vivanta (upscale hotels) and Ginger (lean luxe segment).
IHCL has a portfolio of 270 hotels, including 81 under development, globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and over 100 locations.