Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action on the world to end the most pressing challenges faced by humanity and the natural world, including ending poverty and protecting the planet. There are 17 SDGs which are all integrated (action in one area will affect outcomes in others), and as one world we must come together to make an overwhelmingly positive impact on our planet by 2030.
As part of our environmental commitment, we have outlined the four sustainable UN SDGs that we are working towards here at CitySuites.
Good Health and Well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
This goal has become even more vital since the start of the Covid-19 global pandemic. We must now work even harder to get progress back on track so that everyone has access to quality essential healthcare services, effective and affordable medicines and vaccines, and mental health and wellbeing facilities.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
With global water challenges, including water scarcity and pollution, companies must assess their water performance and the watersheds in which they operate. At CitySuites, we have water-efficient taps, toilets and showers that are in the process of being upgraded and a towel/linen reuse programme.
Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Improving energy efficiency is vital to reaching the global climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The UN SDG indicators include increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. This is why CitySuites is committed to procuring 100% renewable energy by the end of 2022.
Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Waste management is crucial for global sustainable development. With more than seven billion people on the planet, a shift from waste to resource management is desperately needed. CitySuites will increase recycling by 5% and maintain 100% of waste diverted from landfill.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
We are determined to take climate action. This year, we will assess our energy consumption in order to set targets and reduce our emissions. We have also pledged to lower our carbon intensity ratio by at least 5%; recalculate our carbon footprint and intend to include Scope 3 categories.