CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotel Corporation, in partnership with the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), has announced a global initiate to responsibly source more than 50 per cent of its seafood by 2018.
“We are deeply focused on improving the health of our planet and our communities by implementing sustainable practices, and we hope this effort to responsibly source more than 50 per cent of seafood purchased by our hotels by 2018 will set a new standard for the hospitality industry,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of the Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Hyatt Hotels, along with WWF, identified initiatives to improve sustainability practices for the the chain’s hotels. Guidelines include the procurement of more responsibly sourced seafood from the Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council as well as a ban on the consumption and procurement of shark fin and other vulnerable seafood species. The hotel company will also provide a sustainable seafood training program, developed in collaboration with WWF, for Hyatt employees working in the food-and-beverage department.