Marriott International on Wednesday announced via a letter of intent to the Science Based Targets initiative a goal to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and that it would set “science-based emissions reduction targets across all scopes, in line with 1.5 degrees Celsius emissions scenarios.”
SBTi participants have a common goal to cut emissions quickly, fairly and in accordance with the Paris Agreement. This includes “transparent actions plans and solid near-term targets”.
Marriott will be joining the Race to Zero global campaign set up by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This announcement follows the release of Marriott’s 2021 Serve 360 Report. It includes information on Marriott’s governance, environmental and social efforts starting in 2020. In which Marriott also announced that it will submit its letter for SBTi.
Among the other travel companies that have committed to or set targets through SBTi are Accor, BCD Travel, CWT, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp., IHG Hotels & Resorts and Melia Hotels International. American Express on Tuesday announced a pledge to achieve net-zero global carbon emissions by 2035.