Ecolab Inc, a water, hygiene and energy technologies & services provider, has joined hands with Earth Check, an environmental management and professional service group, to address the most critical sustainability challenges being faced by tourism industry in Asia.
Industry leaders representing 15 tourism brands including hotel groups with a combined portfolio of more than 300,000 rooms recently met for EarthCheck’s Fourth Annual Inner Circle Forum, Bangkok to discuss water conservation and supply chain management in the hospitality industry. During the forum, Ecolab and EarthCheck released the Water Health Check, an educational tool that puts water scarcity in focus and provides practical solutions for operators to improve water efficiency and protect water resources.
Founder & CEO, Stewart Moore-EarthCheck said, “EarthCheck’s Inner Circle has become the leading sustainability forum in the Asia Pacific region. The forum continues to challenge industry leaders while at the same time putting forward practical operational approaches and leading edge science to address the major environmental, social and economic issues facing the future of travel and tourism. When it comes to water resource management, we have bench marked hundreds of businesses throughout the world, released two international white papers and developed practical tools and resource kits. What we’ve found is the weakest link in the whole water-energy nexus is generally poor operational practices.”
“The Water Health Check, developed in conjunction with Ecolab, provides practical guidelines and resource materials to be used immediately by staff to protect water resources.”
Dr. Raj Rajan, RD&E Vice President and Global Sustainability Technical Leader-Ecolab said, “Water conservation is a rising challenge for the tourism industry. International tourism arrivals into Asia are forecast to grow by four percent over the next 12 months to more than 270 million, adding more pressure on resources. We hope that by collaborating with EarthCheck and their tourism clients, we can provide the water expertise and solutions for the industry.”