August 5, 2013 Arton Kabashi

The International Tourism Partnership and Greenview seek hoteliers’ views and perspectives on sustainable supply chain management.

Earlier this year, ITP’s supply chain working group performed a high level risk mapping exercise of the supply chain in order to inform the future direction of the group’s activities. Weighting various criteria of spend, risk, impact and the likelihood of success, it gave a strong steer to the group where the opportunities for collaboration lay.

In the next phase of its supply chain work, ITP has teamed up with Greenview to create a common framework for the hotel industry to discuss and approach the issues around hotel supply chains.

There is a significant gap in the available body of knowledge regarding mapping hotel supply chains. No commonly accepted nomenclature or framework exists upon which a sustainability lens could be placed or a Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) framework could be built – so we are asking hoteliers to help us in developing this.

We are inviting hotel managers and their purchasing department to provide some insight into their practices, issues, and awareness of supply chain issues by contributing to our online survey. The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes, in addition to reviewing and preparing the questions which can be found here There is no need to submit any data, and the survey results will be kept confidential.

The results will be compiled and published in an industry-wide study on sustainable supply chain management, which is being conducted in conjunction with the International Tourism Partnership Supply Chain Working Group and its members, and will provide a common framework and guidance for approaching supply chain issues.

For more information, contact ITP’s Head of Programs, Fran Hughes

About ITP:
The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) brings together the world’s leading international hotel companies to provide a voice for environmental and social responsibility in the industry. We work to demonstrate in a very practical way that environmental and social responsibility makes good business sense. ITP does this by highlighting best practice, offering a range of practical products and programs and tackling emerging sustainability issues through its collaborative working groups. There are 16 members of ITP: American Express, Carlson Rezidor, Diamond Resorts, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Kempinski, Marriott, NH Hoteles, Orient-Express, Starwood, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Whitbread and Wyndham Worldwide.

About Greenview:
Greenview was founded in 2008 to play a pivotal role in advancing sustainability through increasing the prevalence of metrics, measurement and reporting. Greenview is a namesake for the vision toward the day sustainability becomes embedded in every facet of business and society, so that Green may shed its buzz and return to simply being a favorite color. Greenview specializes in the hospitality, meetings & events, travel, and tourism industries at the organizational level, with core services including corporate reporting, sustainable event programs, destinations reporting and industry research.

Fran Hughes
Head of Programs
International Tourism Partnership
International Business Leaders Forum
60 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8AQ

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