Offsetting the Impact of the Hospitality Industry
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow is setting a commendable standard for environmentally responsible hotel operations by partnering with Clean the World and Green Key England in the UK. Through this collaboration, Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow is driving sustainable hotel practices and inspiring others to follow suit.
The UK’s hospitality industry leaves a significant environmental footprint, generating approximately 2.87 million kg (or 6.31 million lbs.) of waste annually, much of which ends up in landfills. To address this, hotels must embrace sustainable practices and partner with organizations that offer tangible solutions to reduce energy consumption, water waste, and waste production.
Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow's Sustainability Objectives
Aligned with Hilton’s global sustainability goals, Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow aims to reduce water and overall waste by 50% by 2030. Clean the World supports these objectives by helping Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow reduce waste through its Global Hospitality Recycling Program. Additionally, the hotel has partnered with Green Key England, earning the gold standard in sustainable business practices and becoming the first Hilton property in the UK to do so.
Sustainability is deeply embedded in Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow’s operations, reflecting Hilton’s commitment to creating positive environmental and social impact through its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy, Travel with Purpose.
Richard Lee, the General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow for seven years, has strongly advocated for sustainability since the beginning. Under his leadership, the hotel’s sustainability journey has evolved over time.
Tracking Sustainable Impact
Clean the World provides Hilton hotels and all hotel partners with a comprehensive impact reporting system. This system allows hotels to track the real impact of their waste management contributions through Clean the World’s interactive customer portal. Impact reporting also helps measure progress against relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), providing valuable data to monitor sustainability progress.
As of May 2023, Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow has collected 1,242 kg (about 2,738 lbs.) of soap waste, 1,168 kg (about 2,575 lbs.) of plastic bottled amenities, reduced carbon footprint by 102 kg (about 225 lbs.) and saved 548 gallons (about 2,074 liters) of water, according to Clean the World’s impact numbers.
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow achieved Green Key certification for the second year in 2023, showcasing its unwavering commitment to sustainability. The partnership with Green Key England has enabled the hotel to adopt a range of sustainable business practices across multiple pillars, attracting environmentally conscious guests and demonstrating their positive efforts.
By partnering with Clean the World and Green Key England, Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow actively paves the way for a more sustainably focused hospitality industry in the UK.
Following in Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow’s Footsteps
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow serves as a shining example of a hotel that thrives by prioritising sustainability in all aspects of its operations. By partnering with Clean the World and Green Key England, this hotel showcases the tremendous potential for other hotels in the UK to achieve their ESG objectives, minimise their environmental impact, and demonstrate their unwavering commitment to sustainability to discerning stakeholders, particularly eco-conscious guests.
Join the movement today and embark on a journey towards a greener and more responsible future for your hotel. Together, we can make a real difference in preserving our planet for generations to come.