IHCL, Goa reaffirms its commitment to beat plastic pollution on Earth Day 2024

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Goa’s largest hospitality company and leader in the tourism sector, reaffirms its commitment to environmental stewardship on the occasion of Earth Day 2024. Aligning with this year’s theme of ‘Planet vs. Plastics’, IHCL, Goa continues to carry forward its century-old legacy with its ESG+ framework of Paathya – driving positive change rooted in IHCL’s core values of trust, awareness, and joy.

Glass bottles replace plastic bottles at IHCL-Goa a Paathya initiative

To safeguard the environment, IHCL, Goa has implemented various measures to phase out single-use plastic across its properties. Key initiatives include eliminating plastic straws with paper and bamboo straws, replacing plastic-wrapped bathroom amenities and room keys with eco-friendly alternatives, and introducing bottling plants to substitute plastic water bottles with reusable glass ones, bottled with treated water.

Speaking on the occasion, Ranjit Phillipose, Senior Vice President – Operations, Goa for IHCL, said, “The travel and tourism sector plays a vital role in advancing sustainable goals while protecting communities, ecosystems and cultural heritage. IHCL in Goa consistently strives for responsible tourism practices whereby we are constantly innovating to adopt best practices that could become industry benchmarks for the state. Our approach to beat plastic pollution aims to maintain harmony with nature, benefiting our employees, guests, partners, and communities.”

To know more, please visit: Paathya

IHCL, Goa comprises a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj Cidade de Goa; Taj Exotica Resort & Spa; Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa; Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa; The Yellow House, Anjuna – IHCL SeleQtions; Vivanta Goa, Panaji; Vivanta Goa, Miramar; Ginger; amã Stays & Trails; Qmin and TajSATS.

Room amenities are wrapped in eco-friendly alternatives.

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj– the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as India’s Strongest Brand 2023 as per Brand Finance; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.

Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel – The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 310 hotels including 92 under development globally across 4 continents, 13 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is listed on the BSE and NSE.

Please visit: www.ihcltata.com; www.tajhotels.com; www.seleqtionshotels.com; www.vivantahotels.com; www.gingerhotels.com


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