Sustainable Hospitality Alliance launches new net positive simulation

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance launches new net positive simulation

It's designed to test the outcomes of different solutions and strategic decisions

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (the Alliance) has announced the launch of a new learning tool for hotels to understand the connection between environmental, social and governance issues.

It’s been designed to test the outcomes of different solutions and strategic decisions.

It was developed in partnership with Sim Institute and unveilved on the opening day of the Alliance’s Annual autumn Summit by the founder of Sim Institute.

It helps users to understand the impacts of their decisions, test sustainability actions and create a tailored sustainability action plan.

The simulation will be available to all members, partners and sector employees to access and play at a cost.

Aimed at hotel owners and employees, such as Managers and engineers, the Alliance hopes that the new simulation, which takes roughly an hour to complete, will empower employees to take control of their hotel’s sustainability strategy.  

Comprising of four areas of focus, named the four Ps: people, planet, place and prosperity, learners are tasked with managing a hotel for seven years, with an aim to progress towards net positive, while managing the hotel’s financial performance.

Each year of the simulation, learners select initiatives to implement from a list relating to technical solutions, policy changes, and behaviour-based programmes.

After each year of decisions, learners receive feedback on their actions and an analysis of their performance across the 4Ps, giving them the knowledge and enthusiasm to make net positive hospitality a reality.  

At the end of the Simulation, the hotel is awarded an overall standard, in line with the four stages of the pathway to net positive hospitality including starting, advancing, accelerating and leading.

Tim Rogmans, CEO of Sim Institute, said: “The Net Positive Hospitality Simulation is a cutting edge experiential learning tool for professionals and students across a wide range of functions and disciplines.

“It is designed to empower learners with the skills, confidence and enthusiasm to help their organizations to make major progress towards Net Positive Hospitality.”   

Glenn Mandziuk, chief executive officer of Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, said: "We are thrilled to unveil our groundbreaking Net Positive Simulation, a pivotal tool propelling the hospitality industry towards a sustainable future.

“By empowering our partners, donor members, and industry organizations, this innovative solution equips them with the foresight and knowledge needed to navigate the challenges ahead.

“With its unparalleled ability to predict and prevent misguided sustainability decisions, our Simulation marks a significant step towards achieving our shared vision of a Net Positive industry.

“We eagerly anticipate witnessing its transformative impact as it is embraced by our valued partners and members in the months to come."