HotelCO2 applies the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology, which has been developed by the hotel industry. HCMI has received great feedback from the press. We have included below some of the articles.
"WTTC has long been advocating that industry speaks with ‘one voice’. Through this initiative we have seen major hotel companies come together to agree a means of communicating carbon impacts which ultimately will result in more transparency and clarity for the consumer. HCMI has broken new ground in its industry driven approach and I congratulate the companies involved on their leadership in ensuring this important initiative comes to fruition.”
(David Scowsill, President & CEO of WTTC)
"Carbon measurement is one of the key challenges of our time and the myriad of systems to measure and report carbon usage, particularly in the hotel sector, results in confusion and scepticism amongst consumers. This initiative to ensure that hotels are aligned in their approach to carbon measurement is a vital step in addressing the challenge.”
(Yvo de Boer, KPMG Special Global Advisor, Climate Change and Sustainability, and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)