We know that sustainability is as important to you as it is to us – and that’s why we’ve made it easy for you to stay at a hotel that shares your values. All our hotels use the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives our hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment. The hotels can choose from over 200 ‘Green Solutions’ that are designed to help them reduce their energy, water and waste, and improve their impact on the environment.
The IHG Green Engage system has four levels of certification that our hotels can achieve and those achieving Level 3 certification or above can reduce energy use by up to 25%.
Level 1 is a requirement for all IHG hotels.
Level 1 hotels have completed ten best practice solutions that set them up for success and support them through activities that provide immediate energy and costs savings. This includes actions such as tracking consumption data, setting up a property green team and installing energy efficient lighting in guest rooms.
Level 2 hotels have really begun to see the benefits of sustainability on property, and have taken steps to go above and beyond the basics and implement solutions such as sustainable purchasing and ingraining sustainability into the hotel operations.
Level 3 hotels have mastered the foundations of sustainability, and are embarking on large projects, such as installing energy efficient appliances and sustainable site management.
Level 4 hotels are leading hotels in the environmental sustainability area. They demonstrate leading and innovative approaches to being sustainable.
From using smart design and innovative systems, every single thing that our hotels do to be sustainable can make a big difference to our planet. By staying in our hotels it means that you are part of a worldwide effort to protect our environment.