Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris announces strategic sustainability program in partnership with Diversey


Taj commits to saving 10 million litres of water by June 2018

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, Indian Hotel Company Limited’s (IHCL) iconic brand, has announced a strategic partnership with leading pioneers in sustainable solutions Diversey. Their advance laundry system will help conserve water and electricity while also improving productivity. This partnership is in line with Taj’s commitment to preserving the environment.

“We are committed to being a responsible citizen on this planet. We integrate sustainable development into our business practices and this initiative will help us conserve our natural resources.” said Ashish Seth, Vice President Materials, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL).

The program was piloted at five Taj hotels which resulted in significant savings in water, electricity and man hours:

  • 5 million litres of water
  • 26,000 kilowatts of electricity
  • 147,000 kilograms of steam
  • 1,800 man hours

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris have made a group wide commitment to reach 10 hotels by June 2018, and 20 hotels by March 2019.

I am impressed by Taj’s demonstration of understanding and commitment to sustainability in hospitality.  Diversey has been synonymous with sustainable solutions and has a rich legacy of care for the planet. I am confident that this partnership between us will yield outstanding results” said Himanshu Jain – President APAC for Diversey.

About Diversey

Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. The company constantly delivers revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to its customers across all global sectors.  Led by Rd. Ilham Kadri, President & CEO, and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Diversey employs approximately 9,000 people globally, generating net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2016.

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Established in 1903, the iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. From world- renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The unique portfolio comprises 100 hotels across 62 locations around the globe including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the crown jewel has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. Vivanta provides new generation travellers a contemporary and creative hospitality experience that matches their work-hard, play-hard lifestyles.

The Gateway Hotel welcomes guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience, anytime, everywhere, offering the highest consistency in quality, service and style.

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is the flagship brand of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). IHCL also operates hotels in the economy segment with the Ginger brand, a pioneer in the branded budget hotel space in India and also it’s largest. Indian Hotels Company Limited runs TajSats Air Catering, a joint venture of the Indian Hotels Company, and SATS (formerly known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services), the market leader in airline catering, providing inflight catering at key cities.