Hotel and gaming group Tsogo Sun on Wednesday joined the 49M initiative, becoming the 120th blue-chip company to do so since the initiative, which is aimed at making saving energy a national culture, was started in 2011.
Tsogo Sun had an existing environmental strategy in place across its 90 hotels and 14 casinos that had already seen a 3% reduction in energy use during the course of this year; however, through the 49M pledge, the group has committed itself to a further 10% reduction in energy use.
Speaking at the pledge-signing ceremony, held at the Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel in Johannesburg, Tsogo Sun chief marketing officer Rob Collins stated that the group would focus on behavioural change to meet the 10% target.
“Energy savings can only be sustainable when there is buy-in from employees and, eventually, guests. As behavioural change can only be made when the success of initiatives are measured, we have established an energy steering committee that meets every month to review the energy and water performance and develops strategies for improvement,” Collins said. Read more on Engineering News >