SUPPORT BRAND EFFORTS
If you own a branded property, the hotel brand likely has many opportunities for you to participate in their initiatives. This can include software to help you implement green practices, low-cost solutions for things like soap donation, and support global volunteer days or program drives. These programs exist to provide value and help you improve your performance, often at no additional cost. Supporting them also may just involve letting staff participate during work hours occasionally.
Common Brand Efforts
Global partnership for soap and bathroom amenity donation/recycling
Sustainability software or guidelines for benchmarking and tracking best practices
Global volunteer days
Green teams and committees
Global fitness and community challenges or pledges
Policies and codes of conduct for special environmental or social issues
Pilot programs for testing of green hotel practices or equipment
Check back in early 2017 for more examples of brand programs from the HOT Coalition Industry Partners!