Spain-headquartered hotel group Iberostar has made a commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2030 and launched a new roadmap to help achieve its goal.
It aims to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 85%, compared to 2019 levels and Scope 3 emissions by 50% during the same period.
It will make up for the remaining emissions by implementation nature-based solutions that protect and restore the ecosystems.
The company, whose Decarbonisation Roadmap has been validated by the Science-based Targets initiative (SBTi), aims to achieve its goal by reducing energy consumption, investing in innovative and energy efficient technologies as well as switching to renewable energy.
In addition, it will prioritise low emission products and services in supply-related decisions, move towards net zero buildings in new constructions and renovations and encourage the use of low emission vehicles.
Gloria Fluxà, Iberostar Group’s Vice Chairman and Chief Sustainability Officer said: “Iberostar continues to present a responsible tourism model that generates value in both people and the environment. Our clear and well-defined strategic plan supports the ambitious commitments in our own 2030 Agenda. We are moving forward with a long-term vision, building a profitable company with a fundamental pillar of sustainability and keeping in mind the positive impact of our work.
“We must move on from commitment towards implementation. Real progress demands bold, immediate actions such as those we’re practicing at Iberostar. The Iberostar roadmap is based on science, data and strong corporate leadership.”