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Why measuring sustainability can unlock operational success

Weeva's Data Management Platform for Independent Hotels will simplify the process

Published 26 January 2024

Why sustainable practices matter for hotels


As the demand for sustainable accommodation options rises, hotels are compelled to prioritise and measure their sustainability efforts. Weeva simplifies this process, making it easy for hotels to implement and measure their sustainability initiatives.

But why is capturing your operational data and measuring your operational impact so important? Let’s explore the significant benefits it can bring to your hotel.

1. Boosting employee retention and loyalty


Your commitment to sustainability is not only about attracting customers but also about building a dedicated team. Showcase your eco-friendly efforts through data-backed storytelling with Weeva, attracting employees who share your values and fostering a positive work environment.

This leads to higher employee satisfaction and loyalty, a more positive work environment, and satisfied customers, ultimately benefiting your brand and business.


2. Operational efficiency through sustainability


Sustainability and operational efficiency go hand-in-hand. Weeva’s platform helps hotels identify areas for improvement by tracking energy usage, water consumption, and waste management, resulting in cost savings and streamlined operations.

One hotel that can testify to the cost-saving and environmental benefits of measuring your consumption, is Grootbos. Grootbos found a massive leak on their property which they would not have found if not for monitoring their data. Read Grootbos’ impact story.

Weeva helps businesses identify these opportunities, turning sustainable hospitality from an abstract concept into a tangible strategy for operational efficiency.


3. Enhancing reputation with conscious travelers


In today’s increasingly eco-conscious world, a commitment to sustainability is more than just a PR move—it’s a reputational game-changer. Hotels that carry out authentic sustainability actions are likely to attract a growing market of environmentally and socially conscious consumers.

Weeva enables hotels to track, report, and showcase their commitments, building credibility and attracting a growing market of environmentally and socially conscious consumers.


4. Staying on the right side of regulations


As global sustainability regulations become more stringent, compliance is more critical—and more complex—than ever.

Weeva helps hoteliers to navigate this regulatory landscape, ensuring you meet and exceed required standards. This proactive approach reduces the risk of non-compliance penalties and builds trust with stakeholders.


5. Sustainable development leads to a positive impact on the environment


Ultimately, one of the significant benefits of using Weeva is the positive impact hotels can make on our planet. By adopting sustainable practices, your business can significantly reduce its environmental footprint, contributing positively to a healthier planet.

Weeva provides a carbon calculator that enables hotels to monitor and measure their organisation’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1) as well as indirect emissions related to their procured electricity use (Scope 2). Weeva also helps you capture data for carbon offsetting and carbon credit projects. Together, these tools help you manage and reduce the carbon impacts of your business and improve your sustainable development.

Read our article “Understanding carbon footprints in the tourism industry”.


Measuring sustainability holistically with Weeva

Weeva takes a holistic view of sustainability. Weeva’s 360 Framework is used to measure the environmental, community, cultural and commercial footprint of each business, encouraging the tourism and hospitality industry to measure their footprint holistically. Each Parameter includes an educational guide as an introduction to the user, promoting best industry practices by providing templates for policies, tools and tasks to facilitate data management across a balanced scorecard for sustainable impact.

Measuring sustainability

Weeva’s data management platform 

The necessity of measuring your impact


It is clear that measuring the impact of your daily operations is no longer just a good practice—it’s a necessary step for businesses in the tourism sector. By embracing this and utilising technology to measure your impact, your hotel can propel itself forward toward a more sustainable and resilient future.

Remember, sustainability is a practice, not an end goal. Start your journey today, and even the smallest steps can contribute to a more resilient and nimble business model.

Why not see for yourself? Book a demo with our team and learn how you can simplify your day-to-day hotel operations and thrive.

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