Hilton has partnered with ClimeCo to develop a portfolio of high-quality carbon offsets for customers hosting meetings or events at Hilton hotels around the world.
Hilton recognizes its responsibility to empower our customers to achieve their ESG goals through more sustainable offerings and is pleased to offer a program called Meet with Purpose which enables planners to first make selections for an environmentally responsible and sustainable meeting and events, and then provides a carbon offset option to deliver carbon neutral meetings, available at participating Hilton properties around the world.
Using Hilton’s proprietary ESG management platform, LightStay, Hilton sales professionals calculate the carbon emissions associated with a meeting or event and then purchase carbon offsets from ClimeCo that are third-party verified and registered through the Climate Action Reserve or Verified Carbon Standard.
Utilizing Mulberry and Sugarcane Leaf for Energy
Biomass residues are often dumped or left to decay under mainly aerobic conditions or burnt in an uncontrolled way. The Liucheng Biomass Power Project utilizes biomass residues from mulberry leaf and sugarcane leaf discarded by local farmers to generate power. The biomass power plant supplies electricity to the Guangxi China power and displaces power from traditional fossil-fuel-fired power plants. The project significantly reduces air pollutants and GHG emissions while increasing the local power supply. Other co-benefits include creating local job opportunities, protecting the environment by using biomass residues effectively, and safely controlling biomass burning. This project is third-party verified and registered through the Verified Carbon Standard.
Improving Local Energy Through Wind Power
The Guazhou Beidaqiao Wind Farm Project in Gansu Province of China works to displace coal-fired power with wind-driven power to meet the ever-increasing demand on the power grid. With 67 turbines and 134 wind turbine generators, this project supplies the region with clean, zero-emissions renewable electricity. This greatly reduces the amount of GHG being emitted into the atmosphere and decreases other pollutant emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants. The wind farm also contributes to the sustainable development of the local community and country by preserving water resources, improving local energy infrastructure, and providing increased income through local job opportunities. This project is third-party verified and registered through the Verified Carbon Standard.
Powering Turkey With Renewable Energy
The Turkish power grid depends mainly on fossil fuels to provide energy to the country. Demand for electricity in Turkey is growing rapidly; thus, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are projected to increase. The Gunder Hydro Power Project is a 28.22 MW hydropower plant that channels water from the Gunder Creek to produce electricity. Located in the Karaman Province of Turkey, the project generates clean, renewable power that can be fed into the national grid to displace fossil-fuel-based power. As a result, the hydro project reduces a significant amount of carbon dioxide and other pollutants from power generation that would otherwise have been emitted into the atmosphere. Co-benefits for this project include creating local employment opportunities and helping Turkey to stimulate and commercialize the grid-connected to renewable energy technologies and markets. This project is third-party verified and registered through the Verified Carbon Standard.
Making Climate Impact in Florida
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a greenhouse gas (GHG) that contributes to global warming. It is 265 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2) and is often overlooked. Ascend Performance Materials has a plant in Cantonment, FL, where they voluntarily chose to add a new absorption system that captures and destroys N2O emissions from their process. This is the largest voluntary N2O abatement project in North America and results in improving local air quality due to a significant reduction of emissions that otherwise would have been released into the atmosphere. Ascend's safety and environmental performance guides their commitment to zero: zero personal injuries, zero process safety incidents, and zero environmental releases. This project is third-party verified and registered through the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) Registry.