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Travelodge Appoints Demi Turner Director of Sustainability

Demi Turner

THAME, ENGLAND—Travelodge, one of the U.K.’s leading budget hotel brands, announces the appointment of Demi Turner as Director of Sustainability—a newly created role at Travelodge which further strengthens the company’s commitment to its ESG Strategy.

Turner will take on a key role as the Group, which operates almost 600 hotels across the U.K., Ireland and Spain, accelerates its commitment to its Better Future Plan.

Turner brings a wealth of expertise to Travelodge, having worked across a range of companies including Whitbread, KFC, ASOS and WPP, with experience spanning over almost two decades in sustainability, innovation and social impact.

She will lead and coordinate the evolution of Travelodge’s sustainability strategy as well as work to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, in a bid to become a net-zero business by 2050.

Reporting into Travelodge’s Chief Operating Officer, Claire Good, Turner will help to cement the company’s Better Future Plan for its customers, colleagues and the environment which Travelodge has underpinned by three core pillars: Inclusive, Caring and Conscious.

Focus on ESG Framework

As well as working towards fulfilling Travelodge’s environmental commitments,

Turner’s expertise will also play a part in facilitating the company’s additional responsibilities within its ESG framework, Social and Governance. These both play an instrumental role in the company’s sustainability strategy as well as its overall business model.

Claire Good, Travelodge Chief Operating Officer said: “At Travelodge, sustainability runs through everything we do, and we are delighted to welcome Demi as we accelerate our ESG strategy. Demi’s extensive experience across this sector will be invaluable as we seek to create a Better Future for our customers, our colleagues, and the environment.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Travelodge at such an exciting time in the company’s commitment to sustainability,” Turner said. “There is such an appetite to accelerate the progress of sustainability across the hospitality industry and Travelodge’s initiatives via its Better Future Plan, underpin the company’s commitment to do this.”

Travelodge’s goal is to become a net-zero business by 2050 and having now agreed on its plan for direct Scope 1 and 2 emissions, Turner’s responsibilities will include the processes to deliver projects that achieve these plans, such as the continuation of installing smart heating and cooling controls into Travelodge hotels, testing the ability to retrofit Air Source Heat Pump technology into a trial set of hotels and revising the new build and refurbishment specifications to reflect the strategic importance of sustainability, while also working with the wider supply base as Travelodge measures and reduces its indirect Scope 3 emissions.

Turner will work across Travelodge, with additional teams, to develop plans to help ensure Travelodge is future-proofed against the impacts of climate change and other socioeconomic factors. Additional key priorities across the business include the assessment of further water conservation opportunities, reviewing Travelodge’s waste and circularity targets and the development of its nature and biodiversity strategy.