Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, announced that it would raise awareness about climate change and the need to reduce carbon footprint by participating in Earth Hour 2023. All IHCL hotels across India would observe a one hour switch-off of electricity from 8:30 to 9.30 pm on 25th March, 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Pokhariyal, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, IHCL, stated,” IHCL has been participating in Earth Hour for many years with great enthusiasm. This reflects our commitment towards environmental stewardship by integrating sustainable practices as part of our daily operations. We are delighted to join millions of people around the world in a symbolic gesture of support for a more sustainable future.”
Additionally, all IHCL hotels will offer interesting guest and employee engagement activities such as star gazing, storytelling, dinners in the dark and pedal for the planet.
In line with its commitment to make a positive impact with an integrated approach towards creating sustained growth, IHCL continues to make strides in strengthening it sustainable business practices. Guided by its framework of Paathya, IHCL has undertaken a number of initiatives including phasing out single-use plastic, reduction in carbon footprint, water conservation, utilization of renewable sources of energy and extensive community engagement.