MUMBAI, JUNE 3, 2023: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, ahead of the World Environment Day 2023, reaffirms its commitment to reduce the use of single-use-plastic across its hotels.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President – Human Resources, IHCL, said, “In line with the vision of IHCL’s ESG+ framework of Paathya, we are committed to phase out single-use plastic from all our hotels. From elimination of plastic straws, replacing plastic-wrapped dry amenities with eco-friendly substitutes, introduction of bottling plants to initiating Zero-single use plastic hotels in the country, IHCL has stayed the course on beating plastic pollution.”
IHCL, which is credited with the introduction of the country’s first ever ‘Zero Single-Use Plastic Hotel’ – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans, has taken many strides over the years to beat plastic pollution and focus on environmental sustainability. 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 in its journey, IHCL hotels eliminated the use of plastic straws and also is replacing the use of plastic wrapping of the dry amenities in the rooms, such as toothbrush, shaving kit etc. with eco-friendly substitutes.
IHCL has announced its sustainability commitments for the year 2030 under Paathya, weaving in sustainable and responsible practices in business operations.
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