Asia Pacific: Hotel Sustainability Data Trends 2021
By Robert Hecker on May 30, 2022
The annual Asia Pacific Sustainability Trends 2021 report, published for the sixth consecutive year, presents the results of the 2021 Horwath HTL Asia Pacific Hotel Industry Survey.
Horwath HTL has produced the report in partnership with Greenview, which supports hospitality organizations with their corporate responsibility and sustainability platforms to drive profitability, streamline data management, keep up with trends and provide effective communications for their stakeholders by leveraging the power of data, common guidelines, best practices and innovation.
A total of 2,356 hotels across 15 countries participated by contributing information about sustainability practices undertaken in their hotels along with 2020 calendar year utility data. This year’s report, with five years of historical trends and year-over-year change aims to provide an overall outlook on the average changes in energy and water consumption and costs over the years by country and service type.
Additionally, sustainability practices undertaken by hotels were also analyzed to understand implementation status at the country level. The report highlights the top common practices among hotels by country within the following categories: energy management, waste management, water conservation, health and wellness, back of house, communications, staff involvement, community involvement, climate action and certifications. Innovative best practices such as renewable energy and water recycling are also increasing in prevalence in the region.
Continually spreading of awareness and scaling of solutions worldwide will enable further advancement in this region. We are proud to support the industry’s effort to benchmark best practices in sustainability, with the results of this report contributing to the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study and the Greenview Hotel Footprinting Tool, the freely available initiatives for hoteliers to understand how their properties are positioned in sustainability.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Honorary Advisory Board for the Horwath HTL Annual Hotel Industry Surveys and the supporting Country Hotel Associations for their participation and strong support.