Kolkata: Taj Bengal, Kolkata recently announced that it is 100% green. In its drive to minimise its environmental impact, the hotel is now using only renewable energy.
K. Mohanchandran, Senior Vice President Operations, East & North East, IHCL, said, “Taking forward the vision of IHCL’s ESG+ framework of Paathya, we are proud to share that Taj Bengal, Kolkata has set a benchmark of being 100% powered by renewable energy. This achievement advances our transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future reducing the CO2 emission by 8000 metric tonnes annually.”
Taj Bengal, Kolkata in its endeavour to minimize its impact on the environment is accelerating its efforts towards water conservation and waste reduction by efficiently treating and using water, reducing waste generation, and promoting recycling and reuse.
Towards its commitment to phasing out single-use plastic, the hotel introduced a bottling plant in February 2022. Other sustainable measures include EV charging stations, the use of low-flow aerators for taps and showers, using treated water for horticulture and flushing and use of LED light, energy-efficient equipment and time control lighting systems along with an in-house organic waste composter.