The footprint of all business meetings with 10 or more delegates will be offset through carbon credits, and credits will be allocated to a range of projects that support Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, from forest regeneration and wildlife protection to clean energy.
Hilton will use its award-winning corporate responsibility performance management system, LightStay, to estimate each meeting’s energy, water, carbon and waste consumption. LightStay’s Meeting Impact Calculator tool gives customers the opportunity to see an estimated carbon footprint for their event using each hotel’s specific utility data. In addition to the available measures for businesses to decrease the waste and energy usage of corporate events, carbon credits will be purchased from South Pole Group to offset any remaining environmental impact.
Knowing that businesses are likely to continue choosing to combine in-person meetings with virtual participation for some time, particularly as restrictions continue to fluctuate, Hilton recently launched Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions. The new product empowers businesses to host seamless hybrid meetings, across multiple sites if they choose to do so. In line with Hilton EventReady with CleanStay, as well as taking into account the need for increased hygiene and cleanliness measures, the programme has been developed with sustainability in mind.
Hilton hotels in the Netherlands
In line with Hilton EventReady Hybrid Solutions, Hilton hotels in the Netherlands are equipped to host hybrid events that are clean, flexible, safe and socially responsible. The hotels work with businesses to reduce food waste through zero-waste menus and excess donation schemes, as well as encouraging the use of Digital Key contactless check-in and check-out where available to reduce the use of plastic key cards.