BeCause digitises Sustainable Hospitality Alliances methodologies in its hub

BeCause digitises Sustainable Hospitality Alliances methodologies in its hub

Industry sustainability frameworks HCMI and HWMI now available within BeCause's solutions

Hospitality sustainability software provider BeCause, has revealed it has digitised the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance's (the Alliance) HCMI and HWMI methodologies.  

The new feature, announced last week during ITB Berlin, will enable hotels to leverage the Alliance's free industry measurement tools, the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) and Hotel Water Measurement Initiative (HWMI). 

The HCMI, based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, is used to calculate a hotel's carbon footprint, while the HWMI helps hotels calculate water usage on their properties. Both are now available within the BeCause centralised hub.  

The digitised methodologies, used by over 30,000 hotels worldwide and supported by industry organisations such as WTTC and GSTC, will reduce the time and cost hotels require to collect and communicate data related to their carbon and water usage and impact. 

Integration will also enable hotels worldwide to utilize HCMI/HWMI metrics for other sustainability certifications. 

"We'd like to thank the team at BeCause for digitizing HCMI and HWMI which will enable more of the industry to access it and dramatically improve its usability," said Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the Alliance.

"Digitising this resource will greatly accelerate our shared goal of reaching Net Positive as a sector, together. 

"We encourage more organizations to follow BeCause's lead to ensure a transparent and globally comparable approach to carbon, water and waste reporting."

By working with the Alliance, the Danish AI-powered start-up is advancing its mission to build a more sustainable future for the tourism industry through data. 

"We all know that knowledge is power. With the new digitized version of HCMI, the Alliance members will gain the valuable insight they need to make decisions that benefit both their business and the planet," said Frederik Steensgaard, CEO and co-founder of BeCause.  

In addition to digitising the HCMI/HWMI methodologies, BeCause has also introduced "user-friendly" improvements to the workflows of hotel managers including eliminating the need for hotels to review every question in a linear way as it's now shows only what is relevant for them to answer. 

Steensgaard added: "The Alliance has identified that collecting, coordinating and communicating sustainability data is a significant challenge for hotels.

"We are very confident that we will help remove those challenges and that together, we can push for meaningful change within the hospitality industry towards a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable future."