The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi understands the importance of environmental leadership and is committed to achieving the same through its constant environment friendly endeavors. The Hotel encourages all its associates to demonstrate its commitment to environmental and social sustainability. On the occasion of World Environment Day, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi organised the annual practice of planting saplings at The Terrace Garden in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of environmental sustainability.
This year the Hotel had undertaken an initiative of create awareness and organised various activities to promote environment protection and conservation for a period of 30 days starting the World Environment Day 2018, which would include in-house poster making competition among associates, to create best out of waste, display of plants to promote horticulture and as a knowledge sharing endeavour.
In addition, every year the Hotel also observes the Earth Hour encouraging guests to switch off their Television sets and extra lights, inside the rooms. This year a candle cluster at the lobby was created depicting “60+ Earth Hour”. The Hotel’s associates held all inter-departmental meetings outdoors in order to reduce consumption of electricity indoors.
Here, In-house guests were also invited to be a part of the plantation drive. The guests were offered refreshing beverages post the activity. A special package of seeds were also placed in-room as a meaningful turndown offering for the guests to commemorate the World Environment Day 2018.
The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi is committed to environmental sustainability through efficient management of the hotel’s resources. The Hotel has received a Gold Level Certification from Earth Check, the leading benchmarking, certification and environmental management program used by the travel and tourism industry. The Hotel employs energy efficient practices in all areas of operation. LED lights and light dimmers are used in guest floor corridors and in the lobby; water level sensors have been installed in the hotel to avoid wastage of water due to overflowing; a rain water harvesting program has been initiated by the Hotel and solar panels are used for pre-heating of water. The Hotel also provides shared transport facilities for its employees in a bid to help reduce the city’s pollution.
The Hotel takes measures to involve its patrons, associates, guests and the community to achieve best practices in environmental and social sustainability.