Hilton Worldwide achieves ISO 50001 certification
November 14, 2014 - Following an upgrade to its LightStay global environmental management system, Hilton Worldwide says over 4200 of its properties around the world are now ISO 50001 certified.
By Anthony Capkun
“The ISO frameworks help us to ensure we are managing our properties as efficiently and sustainably as possible. This results not only in cost and emissions reductions, but also helps us better prepare for potential changes in regulations in the United States and around the globe,” said Randy Gaines, vice-president of engineering.
In addition to meeting ISO 50001, the organization says its upgrades to LightStay allow Hilton Worldwide hotels to forecast future energy consumption levels, receive alerts when a variation from expected levels is perceived, and ensure any energy variances from expected baselines are reported.
“ISO 50001 provides a clear framework that encourages our team members to identify opportunities for improvements and efficiency projects. This process helps them see how important their individual roles are to reaching our goals,” said Maxime Verstraete, vice-president of sustainability. “We are thrilled about this exciting milestone and will look to build upon it as we set our next set of goals.”
Going forward, Hilton Worldwide says its properties will be able to set individual efficiency goals through LightStay and track real-time progress against those goals.
Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.