Marriott International Indonesia Strengthens Its Global Dedication to Sustainability and Social Impact
With sustainability embedded into every facet of the business, the company’s approach extends from hotel design to the guest experience, ensuring that sustainability is not just a concept but a lived reality. Marriott’s sustainability strategy is driven by a wide range of initiatives that have been fostered throughout its history of ‘putting people first’, giving back to communities, and operating more responsibly to Serve Our World. Marriott International’s sustainability strategy looks to Create Solutions and Act as Catalyst to transform Marriott to achieve Carbon Reduction Goals, Enable Responsible and Diverse Sourcing; and Deploy Solutions that Meet Customer Needs and Expectations.
Marriott International’s sustainability goals encompass the following:
Environmental Footprint Reduction by 2025:
Water: Reduce water intensity by 15%.
Carbon: Reduce carbon intensity by 30%.
Waste: Reduce waste to landfill by 45% and reduce food waste by 50%.
Renewable Energy: Achieve a minimum of 30% renewable electricity use.
Achieve 100% Sustainability Certification in all Marriott International Hotels by 2025
Responsible Sourcing Commitments by 2025:
Source 95% of products in the Top 10 priority categories responsibly, including animal proteins, bottled water, cleaning supplies, cocoa, coffee, guest room amenities, paper products, seafood, sugar, and textiles.
Locally source 50% of all produce.
Source 100% of eggs from cage-free sources.
In Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International plans to install more than 400 EV chargers by the end of 2025
Marriott International has set a long-term science-based target to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050
SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS IN INDONESIA
Over 40 hotels in Indonesia created hydroponic Herb Gardens to supply signature restaurants with fresh herbs and salads. Over the last year, W Bali – Seminyak managed to source at least 15% of their fresh produce ingredients in procurement value from its on-site garden, which produces fresh fruits and vegetables, microgreens, herbs, and edible flowers.
Some of other hotels that have its own on-site garden are The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua; Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali; Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel; Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort; The Mayflower, Jakarta – Marriott Executive Apartments; Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago; Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa; The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali; Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; Aloft Bali Seminyak; The Ritz-Carlton, Bali; Four Points by Sheraton Batam; and more.
The Westin Jakarta partners with Bluebird Group to provide guests with a sustainable and luxury car ride. Using BMW iX and Hyundai IONIQ, guests can navigate across the city, and including to and from the airport. The electric vehicle produces zero carbon emissions. Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers has also installed Electronic Vehicle Charging Station in the hotel’s premises.
In collaboration with the Nusa Dua Reef Foundation, The St. Regis Bali Resort takes part in conservation efforts by the local community to provide new homes for reef life and encourage coral growth. Under the guidance of knowledgeable marine professionals, divers of all experience levels are welcomed to descend into the unparalleled tranquillity of the deep, exploring the abundant sea life while gaining a deeper understanding of the coral reef.
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort reduces its food waste by composting surplus foods in confined areas to decay via natural biological processes, yielding healthy compost to be used for growing greens at the Chef’s Garden. These greens will be used as ingredients in food and beverages served at the resort. Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali adapts the waste disposal system of Balinese ancestors and install “Modern Teba” that utilizes bacteria to speed up the process of decomposing organic waste.