Ecolab and EarthCheck Introduce WaterCheck Risk Mapping Tool to Promote Hotel Water Stewardship
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, and EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional service group, have joined forces to promote water stewardship within Asia’s travel industry through the introduction of WaterCheck, an educational tool that provides practical solutions for hotel operators to improve water efficiency at individual properties.
“Water conservation is a rising challenge for the tourism industry and in some cases, the daily per guest consumption of water in certain Asian destinations is more than eight times greater than that consumed by local residents,” said Dr. Raj Rajan, vice president of Research, Development & Engineering and global sustainability technical leader for Ecolab. “If not managed responsibly, this inequity in water use can have polarizing impacts on local communities and interrupt business. By collaborating with EarthCheck, we hope to share our expertise to drive water management improvements throughout the industry.”
WaterCheck provides useful materials and information for hotel operators to identify and implement infrastructure and behavioral improvements to water management practices. The tool includes checklists to help operators audit property water use and guidance to develop action plans for needed improvements.
“When it comes to water resource management, we’ve done the hard yards. We’ve benchmarked hundreds of hotels throughout the world, released two international white papers and developed practical tools and resource kits,” said Stewart Moore, chief executive officer and founder of EarthCheck. “What we’ve found is the weakest link in the whole water-energy nexus is generally poor operational practices.”
The introduction of WaterCheck follows the 2014 introduction of Hotel HealthCheck, a tool to help hotel operators address a range of potential health concerns within a property, including food safety, surface sanitation, water and air quality, and pests.
EarthCheck is the world's leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry. Its flagship product, EarthCheck Certification, has helped clients in more than 70 countries realize over $500 million in operational savings while reducing their footprint on the environment. EarthCheck believes smart business practice and sustainability go hand-in-hand. It focuses on productivity, profitability and performance as well as resource efficiency, eliminating waste and safeguarding the social and natural environment. For more information, visit www.earthcheck.org.
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2014 sales of $14 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.