EarthCheck already works with over 550 hotels globally on their sustainability efforts, a third of which are luxury properties and includes some of the world’s most well-known brands.
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The world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient Express is also going green / ©Belmond
The Langham Group has been working with EarthCheck for over a decade, and between 2011 and 2019 cut its energy and carbon intensity by a third, while still expanding its property portfolio.
Kempinski Hotels has had 28 of its properties certified with EarthCheck for a number of years and is currently in the process of certifying another 36. Across the 28 already certified, Kempinski claims to have saved almost 27,000 tonnes of carbon, the equivalent of taking 9,000 cars off the road, and saved almost 500 million liters of drinking water.
Moore hopes that as luxury brands like Belmond are open and transparent about their sustainability commitments, it will encourage others to do the same.
“This starts opening up a discussion with a new market because people are looking to see who’s doing what,” says Moore. “LVMH actually have extremely rich science, and are very deep in terms of their governance, they’re doing amazing stuff.”
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