Marriott Emissions Goals Approved by SBTi - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  April 22, 2024

Marriott Emissions Goals Approved by SBTi

Marriott International, Inc. announced its near-term and long-term science-based emissions reduction targets were verified with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). 

A global hospitality company, Marriott committed to lower absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. 

The company also commits to lower absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel- and energy-related activities, waste generated in operations, employee commuting, and franchises by 27.5% by 2030 from a 2019 base year.

Marriott commits that 22% of its suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services, capital goods, and upstream transportation and distribution will have science-based targets by 2028.

The company also commits to reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050, reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 90% by 2050 from a 2019 base year and lowering absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions 90% by 2050 from a 2019 base year. The target boundary includes land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.

"As we continue to connect people through the power of travel, we are committed to driving meaningful improvements to the environment and are energized by reaching this significant milestone," said Anthony Capuano, President and CEO, Marriott International, in a statement.  "The approval of our near-term and long-term targets is the result of the hard work and dedication of Marriott's teams around the world who are committed to our climate action journey and creating the future of sustainable hospitality."

Marriott is focusing on energy reduction, sourcing more energy from renewables and purchasing goods with lower carbon footprints across its portfolio of over 8,800 properties in 139 countries and territories.

The company's recent sustainability highlights include:

  • Delivering property-specific carbon and energy reduction targets to every managed and franchised hotel globally, 
  • Launching the Climate Action Program (CAP), which addresses climate risk and lowers GHG emissions across the organization, 
  • Enhancing the Marriott Environment Sustainability Hub (MESH), a global platform for properties to log monthly power, water and waste metrics so they can access customized, property-specific information for reducing energy and carbon, 
  • Introducing the Energy Optimization Program to help properties manage rising energy costs which assists properties in conducting an energy audit to identify ways to become more energy efficient,
  • Engaging with suppliers as they work to understand and reduce their emissions and 
  • Sharing sustainability information, including individual hotel carbon footprint data, on
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