Marriott International has announced that it has set “ambitious” targets to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by no later than 2050.
The group’s hotels have been working to reduce its carbon footprint as part of its existing 2025 sustainability goals, with this latest commitment to climate action the next step in the company’s sustainability journey.
In addition to the company’s goal to provide further visibility to the carbon footprint and environmental impact of their travel with Marriott, guests and customers will also see an “enhanced focus” on existing sustainability efforts such as solid waste and food waste reduction.
Anthony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International, said: “We are driven to make a positive and sustainable impact wherever we do business, and this rigorous climate commitment to reach net-zero emissions is a needed step for us to do our part to help the communities and environments where we live, work and visit remain resilient and vibrant.
“Even as we navigate one of the industry’s most difficult periods, we know this ambition will be a challenge. We are proud to join companies and institutions around the world striving to tackle climate change and build a healthier, more sustainable world.”