Hotello is committed to sustainable development

For several years now, Hotello has adopted several practices to support sustainable development. We believe it is important to be part of the change and have a positive environmental impact. Technology companies have a role to play in many ways.


Hotello is already committed to sustainable practices

As Hotello aims to improve hotel practices on a daily basis, it has also been committed to improving its practices for many years already. Hotello and all its employees are involved with the community. We organized a spaghetti dinner in our office building and raised funds to support an organization that works in schools to encourage children to adopt healthy eating habits. During the holiday season, Hotello employees collected non-perishable food items to help associations that serve people in need.

Our employees also benefit from these sustainable development practices. Each Hotello employee has the opportunity to work from home to better meet their needs. Employees also enjoy flexible hours to promote a health work and family life balance.

What is sustainable development?

The term sustainable development appeared for the first time in 1980 in the World Conservation Strategy, a publication of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In 1987, the Brundtland Report took the term a step further at the World Commission on Environment and Development and from it derives the current definition of sustainable development: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development’s main purpose is to rethink the relationships between human beings and between humans and nature.

The three main sustainable development orientations are:

  • To maintain the integrity of the environment, ensure the health and safety of human communities and preserve the ecosystems that sustain life;
  • To ensure social equity and thereby promote the full development of all women and men, the growth of communities and a respect for diversity;
  • To target economic efficiency to create an innovative and prosperous ecologically and socially responsible economy.

Hotel management software and sustainable development

As the definition indicates, sustainable development applies to all spheres of society. Even if tech companies don’t produce polluting emissions like heavy industry does, they still have a role to play. Tech companies should choose their partners judiciously, opting for local hosting service providers or ones that have embraced sustainable development practices. For example, heat generated from some data centres is used to heat communal pools or city greenhouses. These centres can also recycle obsolete computer equipment and choose materials that are longer lasting than others.

Sustainable development is also a social equity issue, and tech companies have a great deal of leeway in the matter. As mentioned above, Hotello employees have the option to work from home. This initiative has an impact well beyond that of mere comfort or convenience. Employees who work from home don’t need to commute daily which saves on fuel and on transportation and infrastructure wear and tear. This simple flex benefit, which some companies offer, can have as marked an impact on employee development as it does on sustainable development.

Innovation lies at the heart of tech company concerns. At Hotello, we’re committed to grow our sustainable development initiatives. We have made greater integration possible between our hotel management software (PMS) and hotel energy saving systems. We’ve also integrated our PMS to check-in kiosks that free hotel employees from repetitive tasks.

Sustainable solutions are sometimes much simpler and more accessible than people think. We  are proud to advise our clients based on the knowledge we’ve gained in this field to our mutual benefit and for the benefit of society at large.

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