AHLA LAUNCHES RESPONSIBLE STAY TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

THE AMERICAN HOTEL & Lodging Association has launched Responsible Stay, an industry initiative to make meetings, events and guest experiences in
U.S. hotels more environmentally and socially responsible. AHLA contends that the initiative is meant to unite major hotel companies, including at least
two Asian American-owned companies, around sustainability priorities.

Responsible Stay is focused on four areas:

Energy efficiency: Optimizing energy efficiency through operational improvements and adoption of clean energy technologies

Waste reduction: Investing in waste reduction programs and new, innovative alternatives to reduce, reuse and recycle waste across properties

Water conservation: Ensuring the reduction of water usage by implementing water-efficient practices in core areas like laundry, food and beverage, and landscaping

Responsible sourcing practices: Sourcing responsibly and prioritizing sustainability in supply chains to prevent harmful environmental and social impacts