Carbon and energy
Innovation not offsetting
We believe our biggest contribution towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions will come from changing our own behaviour. We are therefore committed to reducing and managing carbon emissions across our hotel estate, rather than by purchasing carbon offsets. This provides a clear incentive to deliver the sort of innovative solutions which guests want, and which can deliver the greatest savings and efficiencies.
Our carbon footprint
Following the introduction of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) standard across the industry, which IHG played a leading role in developing, we added a carbon calculator to the IHG Green Engage system. As well as strengthening our efforts to improve the quantity and quality of data gathered by our hotels, the calculator enables hotels to minimise their impact on the environment by tracking, managing and reducing carbon.