Marriott International Reaches Significant Achievement in Pursuit of Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions

Marriott International, Inc. ratifies its short- and long-term emissions reduction goals with a scientific approach by joining the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

(Source: Marriott International)

SBTi, an international organization dedicated to climate action, develops tools for companies to set greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals according to a data-driven methodology. In this way, Marriott consolidates itself as the largest global hotel chain to obtain approval of short- and long-term objectives with a scientific approach.

The company is committed to reducing absolute GHG emissions of scope 1 and 2 by 46.2% by 2030, taking 2019 data as a basis for comparison. Likewise, Marriott assumes the commitment to reduce by 27.5% % of absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from activities related to fuel and energy, waste generated in operations, employee transfers and franchises by 2030, compared to 2019. In addition, it is proposed that and that by 2028, the 22% of its suppliers have objectives based on scientific evidence regarding emissions, purchased goods and services, capital goods, and transportation and distribution.

Marriott is committed to achieving net zero GHG emissions across the entire value chain by 2050, which means reducing absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions by 90% by 2050 compared to 2019. The goal reference covers land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.

"For nearly a century, at Marriott we have been committed to our core principle of contributing to the world and have strived to be a positive influence wherever we operate," said Anthony Capuano, President and CEO of Marriott International. "The impact of climate change is becoming evident around the planet. As we bring people together through travel, we reaffirm our commitment to driving significant improvements for the environment and reaching this milestone fills us with motivation. The approval of our short- and long-term goals is the result of the effort and dedication of Marriott teams around the world, who are committed to our mission to combat climate change and promote a sustainable future in the hospitality industry.”

“At Marriott, we are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and supply chain. "We are convinced that this is good for both our company and the environment," said Erika Alexander, Global Chief Operating Officer of Marriott International. "Decarbonizing the global power grid is a critical element of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse effect. Together with other leading companies, we join forces to respond to the effects of climate change and commit to incorporating sustainability into all our operations."

To achieve net zero emissions, Marriott is prioritizing three key areas: reducing energy consumption, increasing the purchase of renewable energy and purchasing products with a lower carbon footprint at its more than 8,800 properties in 139 countries and territories.

These are some of the company's most recent achievements in sustainability:

The launch of the Climate Action Program (CAP), a strategy that seeks to build a future focused on growth by raising awareness about climate change, climate risk management and reducing GHG emissions throughout the organization.

The definition of specific objectives to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption in each managed and franchised hotel globally.

Optimizing the Marriott Environmental Sustainability Center (MESH), a global platform where properties record their energy, water and waste data monthly. Thanks to these improvements, they can now easily access personalized, property-specific information to reduce energy and carbon.

The implementation of the Energy Optimization Program to help properties manage increasing energy costs. This program allows them to carry out audits to identify opportunities for improvement in energy efficiency.

The commitment to suppliers so that they understand and reduce their emissions.

Share sustainability information on, including data on each hotel's carbon footprint.

Marriott's sustainability strategy encompasses various actions, including the design of hotels with efficient use of resources, the implementation of technologies to monitor and reduce energy and water consumption, as well as waste (including food waste), the increase of the use of renewable energy, water risk management, support for third-party sustainability certifications at the hotel level, support for innovative ecosystem restoration initiatives, and the implementation of responsible and local sourcing practices.

Based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Marriott developed Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, a sustainability and social impact platform. The company relies on it to direct its actions towards a positive and sustainable impact on the most urgent social, environmental and economic problems in the world in all the places where it is present.

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