Minor International realized the urgent global agenda on Climate Change that adversely affects all living creatures. Minor therefore pledges to become a “Net-zero Carbon organization by 2050”.
As a global company with 527 hotels, 2,389 food outlets, 386 lifestyle points of sale and 7 factories in 63 countries across the continents, it is our obligation to minimize impact of our presence to the environment and the surrounding communities, from design, construction, operations, and renovation. We strive to drive our efforts through the reduction, reuse, and recycle of natural resources such as water and energy, as well as discharges such as greenhouse gas, and replacement of existing materials with more environmental-friendly and sustainable alternatives. In addition, we support biodiversity protection especially in the areas where we have footprints.
We continue our efforts to efficiently utilize natural resources, including raw materials, energy, and water, while being mindful of our discharges and emission, such as waste, wastewater, and greenhouse gases, and endeavor to manage and minimize them where possible. We apply the 4R approach within our operations to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle natural resources and discharges, and Replace existing materials with more environmental-friendly and sustainable alternatives. Concurrently, we encourage environmental-friendly or green initiatives including renewable energy.
Minor monitors our key suppliers’ compliances to relevant environmental regulatory requirements via “Sustainable Supply Chain” initiatives. These initiatives aim to support Minor’s Net-zero Carbon approach in minimizing the indirect impacts our businesses have on the environment and protecting valuable natural resources.
We also promote biodiversity conservation, especially in the area where we operate. Over 50 properties of Minor Hotels are in, adjacent to, or derive income or reputation from natural-protected or ecologically significant areas or one playing a significant part in the life cycle of IUCN red list species. Therefore it is vital that we safeguard and conserve biodiversity in these areas. The proximity to nature is also one of the key attractions that bring guests to our hotels. We set a long-term goal for all Minor Hotels’ nature-based properties to implement at least one long-term conservation initiative by 2024. We believe this goal will steer us towards creating positive and sustainable impacts to the environment and communities where we operate and providing us the opportunities to engage our guests and communities in our efforts to conserve “life on land” and “life below water”.