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Results Announced for Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Review

LONDON—Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading index providers, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist that has focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing for over 23 years, announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review. Hospitality companies included this year include InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, Whitbread PLC, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Las Vegas Sands Corp., and Shangri-La Asia Ltd. The new component lists for all the DJSI are available on the RobecoSAM website. All changes are effective on Monday, September 24, 2018. Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the first...

Hospitality Industry Awards Ceremony to Debut at HX: The Hotel Experience in November

CINCINNATI—Hospitality Media Group (HMG) has announced that its new hospitality industry awards program, HX: The Awards, will kick off HX: The Hotel Experience this November in New York City. The awards program is part of the new HX branding and growth strategy initiatives implemented by HMG earlier this year to expand HX to a B2B media brand for hotel and restaurant professionals. “HX: The Awards brings together the best and brightest in the industry and will recognize and honor the true movers and shakers of 2018,” said Tedd Swormstedt, CEO of HMG. “It’s important to HMG and the HX brand to...

Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment Launched at Global Climate Action Summit

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) officially launched its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) as part of the momentous Global Climate Action Summit, celebrating 37 founding signatories. In an unprecedented statement of coordinated action from business and cities, states and regions, the 37 signatories, made up of 11 businesses, 22 cities and four states and regions, gathered at a dedicated session to signal the start of a leadership movement towards a decarbonized built environment. Businesses across the world and throughout the building and construction supply chain, have set ambitious targets to eliminate operational carbon emissions from their building portfolios of over 10...

Scandic Bans Eggs from Caged Hens at Its Hotels

STOCKHOLM—Scandic Hotels, the leading hotel company in the Nordic countries, has decided to stop using eggs from caged hens. Each year, Scandic serves between 11.5 and 13 million eggs* at its hotels, with the majority already from free-range hens, and from September 2018, the hotel will begin to gradually phase out eggs from caged hens in all products. A large share of the eggs served at Scandic today come from free-range hens, but egg is also sometimes an ingredient in many of the prepared foods. This is why Scandic has now introduced a cage-free egg policy for its suppliers to...

Many Green Products Featured at Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

ORLANDO, FLA.—More than 8,000 food industry professionals gathered at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando last week for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Among the hundreds of exhibitors were companies introducing products to reduce energy and water consumption and material waste. The following is a quick rundown of those companies and the products they featured: PowerTrak Efficiency Systems, LLC—PowerTrak Efficiency Systems introduced its VX Series Energy Management Thermostat that includes an occupancy sensor that allows for energy saving when rooms are unoccupied. Fully configurable settings allow for temperature setback, temperature recovery, setback optimization, setback limits, and set point...