Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – In honor of World Ocean Day, celebrated annually on 8th June, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is proud to announce that the property has successfully aided in preventing 60,000 plastic bottles weighing 684kgs from entering the ocean.
The initiative is in partnership with Ocean Bottle that collects 11.4 kgs of plastic from the ocean or the removal of the equivalent of 1000 x 500 ml single use plastic bottles from the world’s oceans for every one of their bottles purchased. Locals in coastal communities then exchange this plastic for money through a regulated banking system so they can get access to microfinance, tuition, healthcare and other key necessities.
As part of Hilton’s ESG strategy, Travel with Purpose, and in line with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has made a commitment to increase its social impact and significantly reduce its environmental impact by 2030.
Travel with Purpose is integrated through every aspect of the property’s business, including operations and supply chain as well as engagement with communities which aims to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally.
Since the start of 2022, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has ensured that they are at the forefront of sustainability, safeguarding the planet by reducing carbon emissions equivalent to 2961 cars off the road, water consumption equivalent to 332 Olympics swimming pools as well as lowered energy equivalent to 1,696 houses powered.
Talking about the partnership and incredible ESG initiatives, Pieter van Beugen, General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island said, “Through our strategic partnership with key sustainable organizations, we are aiming to explore innovative opportunities to reduce our environmental footprint, thus developing a robust circular economy.”
“Our partnership with Ocean Bottle is one such initiative wherein we protect the ocean bed by closing the loop on plastic entering the ocean. We are proud to be a part of this new economy that aims to redesign products to be more durable, reusable and recyclable.”
Furthermore, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has also newly launched a Carbon Neutral Business Meeting offering, in partnership with social enterprise South Pole, that enables the property to offset the carbon footprint and scope 3 emissions of all business meetings that consist of ten or more delegates.
To track its efforts to reduce the environmental footprint, the resort uses Hilton’s award-winning corporate responsibility performance management system, LightStay which estimates each meeting’s energy, water, carbon and waste consumption. For the sustainable traveller, LightStay’s Meeting Impact Calculator tool gives them the opportunity to see an estimated carbon footprint using the hotel’s specific utility data.
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