Hilton to Hold Carbon Neutral Business Meetings in UK Hilton, along with social enterprise South Pole, has pledged that business meetings taking place in any of its 60 participating hotels will be carbon neutral. The offer, which was initially launched in the Netherlands last month, has been set up to contribute towards Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact by 2030.
In the scheme the footprint of all business meetings with 10 or more delegates at any of the participating hotels will be offset through carbon credits. Credits will be allocated to support a range of projects including repairing and maintaining safe water sources in Rwanda, the construction of a geothermal power plant in Turkey to generate clean energy, and the development and maintenance of wind farms in India and the USA.
Michaela Malara, Senior Business Development Manager at South Pole commented: “Through this initiative, Hilton will help to fund some of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainability projects in addition to reducing its own environmental impact and that of its clients. We look forward to working closely together to drive positive change.”