Southeast Asia – Hilton Worldwide has recently announced the addition of three renewable energy projects it will be supporting this year as part of the group’s Carbon Offset Program in Southeast Asia.
On top of the existing Borneo Rainforest Rehabilitation Project in Malaysia, new beneficiaries of the programme include the Mungcharoen Biomass Project in Thailand; the Musi Hydro Project in Indonesia; and the Song Ong Small Hydro Project in Vietnam.
Hilton Worldwide’s Carbon Offset Program in Southeast Asia measures carbon generated by meetings and events held in its regional properties, and offsets it through the purchase of carbon credits at no cost to customers.
The programme also saw four new hotels joining the existing properties involved, including DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok; Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok; Hilton Hanoi Opera; and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi.
Hilton Worldwide vice-president of operations for Southeast Asia, William Costley, said the company has offset 7200 tons of carbon emitted from events held in the first 12 months of the Carbon Offset Program, which is equivalent to 758 economy class flights around the world.