HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN PRACTICE SUSTAINABILITY: ITP SHARES KEY POINTS FOR THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) recently announced the four Sustainability Goals that will serve as the major hospitality industry reference point to drive progress towards sustainability. Each of the four Goals is carefully constructed and practically achievable response to the important issues impacting responsible hospitality providers globally. We hope that your hospitality establishment will use the below reference point and practice sustainability to become an even more responsible South African tourism business:
- Youth Employment: Collectively impact 1 million young people through employability programmes by 2030, doubling the industry’s current impact on youth unemployment
- Carbon: Embrace science-based targets, and encourage the wider industry to join in reducing emissions at scale
- Water: Embed water stewardship programmes to reduce the number of people affected by water scarcity. Also improve water-use efficiency and identify ways to address water scarcity.
- Human Rights: Raise awareness of human rights risks, embed human rights into corporate governance. Address risks arising in the labour supply chain and during hotel construction.
About International Tourism Partnership (ITP)
ITP is a global industry organisation bringing together the world’s most powerful hotel companies responsible for over 25 000 hotels globally. It represents an alliance focused on a single ambition: to lead the industry through example with clear and quantifiable commitments to sustainability. Click here to read more about ITP and how your hotel can contribute to a sustainable future.
- Read: FEDHASA statement titled ‘’Practicing sustainable tourism is a priority’’.