To coincide with the launch of our new website and the rebranding of the HG Travel to Asia DMC we decided it was time to become even GREENER. Although we have always prided ourselves on running a lean and efficient operation we now wanted to create an intercompany dialogue through which all of our team members can participate.
In order to ‘jump start’ the conversation we put 183 team members of all levels, representing no less than five different businesses, through an awareness training program. In the process we set ourselves some tough targets.
- Water < 10%
- Electricity < 10%
- Paper < 10%
- Recycling 100%
- Initiate Carbon offsetting of operations CO2 emissions
- Develop a purchasing policy that favors buying environmentally friendly products
Each office in our building, of which there are 19, has a GREENchampion that helps to keep our GREENspirit alive daily. We further have a GREENambassador that represents each one of our businesses. We meet regularly to brainstorm ideas on how we can become more eco-friendly, not just in our professional lives but also our personal.
We will publish quarterly updates and look forward to sharing our results and best practice.
The first phase was launched in our Hanoi headquarters, with the remainder of the business to follow during 2017.