World Sustainability Panel – Hygiene and Sustainability: How to make both work?
As we know, cleanliness and sanitary conditions in hotels are linked to health risks and thus critical to guests’ attitudes and behavioral intentions.
Hygiene has been identified as a key risk and is high on the agenda of hoteliers and guests alike. So the debate is not about hygiene and cleanliness issues. The issue is about single-use plastic, packaging, and other waste associated with cleaning policies and hygiene protocols.
So, where lies the sweet spot between hygiene rule compliance and sustainability? Must there be a trade-off? Are there Best Practices to share?
Thanks to my panel co-host, Franziska Altenrath for authoring the topic and to you the experts: Jo Hendrickx, Marloes Knippenberg, Andreas Koch, Nancy Loman Scanlon PhD MA CHE, Julia Massey, Catherine Dolton, Trevor Girard, Arjan van Rheede, Frauke Fischer, Henri Kuokkanen, Suzann Heinemann, Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Kathy Sue McGuire, ISSP-SA & Eric Ricaurte for sharing your view.
Thank you for pausing and reflecting on what is happening and offering valuable insights
Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand
Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
IUBH Internationale Hochschule GmbH • IUBH Campus Studies
Mülheimerstraße 38 • 53604 Bad Honnef • Germany
Co-Host: HospitalityNet’s World Panel on Sustainability in Hospitality (https://www.hospitalitynet.org/panel/36001926.html)
Lead Author: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations, 3rd edition, Routledge
Guest Editor in Chief: The Hotel Yearbook: Sustainable Hospitality 2020 – Available for Free Download at https://www.hotel-yearbook.com/edition/37000026.html)
Co-Editor: Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases (https://www.chrie.org)