Serviced accommodation provider Synergy Global Housing has committed to joining the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as it looks to become carbon neutral by 2030.
The US-based company said this commitment will “align Synergy and SBTi as they collaborate to develop a clearly defined roadmap aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions”.
SBTi is a global partnership that “promotes best practice in emissions reductions in line with net-zero targets”.
Charlotte Winter, Synergy’s general manager for EMEA and co-lead of its sustainability programme, said, “At Synergy, sustainability is carried out with action and reinforced through transparency, accountability and responsibility.
“As we seek to reduce our scope one, two and three emissions globally, our partnership with SBTi will support us in identifying the critical areas we need to improve upon, and ensure they are meaningful from a scientific standpoint.”
In order to achieve accreditation, Synergy must develop an official emissions reduction target in line with SBTi’s criteria, present this target for official validation, announce targets to its stakeholders and report on company-wide emissions annually. The company did not reveal a date by which it would submit this plan.
Other travel-related companies that have committed to SBTi or made similar pledges include Marriott International, American Express, Accor, BCD Travel, Reed & Mackay, CWT, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, IHG Hotels & Resorts and Melia Hotels International.