IHCL, Goa stays the course to reduce dependence on plastic

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), Goa’s largest hospitality company and leader in the tourism sector, on the occasion of World Environment Day 2023, reaffirmed its commitment to reduce the use of single-use-plastic across its hotels.

Speaking on the occasion, Vincent Ramos, Senior Vice President – Goa, IHCL, said, “At IHCL, inclusion and business responsibility is embedded in our DNA. In line with the vision of IHCL’s ESG+ framework of Paathya, we have implemented various initiatives across our hotels in Goa to reduce dependence on plastic, one of the gravest threats to our planet. From elimination of plastic

Beach cleaning drive by IHCL employees

straws, replacing plastic-wrapped dry amenities with eco-friendly substitutes and introduction of bottling plants, IHCL has stayed the course on beating plastic pollution.”

IHCL in Goa, which is credited for its ethical business practices, has taken many strides over the years to beat plastic pollution. The company has undertaken the initiative to phase out plastic water bottles from its hotels by replacing them with reusable glass water bottles, bottled with treated water. Earlier in its journey, IHCL hotels eliminated the use of plastic straws and also is replacing the use of plastic wrapping of the dry amenities in the rooms, such as toothbrush, shaving kit etc. with eco-friendly substitutes.

Plastic bottles replaced by glass bottles at IHCL hotels, a Paathya initative

Moreover, IHCL in Goa has adopted several practices focused on social and environmental impact. Some of these include increased consumption of renewable energy, recycling water for irrigation purposes, converting wet waste to manure, promoting reuse of room linen, Earth Check Certification, installation of (EV) charging stations at its properties, introducing Atmospheric Water Generators and partnering with IFC’s TechEmerge program for innovative cooling technologies. IHCL’s iconic resorts in Goa showcase vibrant landscapes adorned with local flora including endangered species of the region.

About The Indian Hotels Company Limited

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 the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2023, respectively; SeleQtions,a named collection of hotels; Vivantasophisticated 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 270 hotels including 81 underdevelopment globally across 4 continents, 11 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on theBSE and NSE.


For more information,please contact:doris.dsouza@tajhotels.com

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