Pandox is aiming to reduce its water consumption by installing water-saving equipment and changing employee and guest behaviour around water consumption without compromising the guest comfort.
Water shortage is an accelerating problem in some parts of the world. There are also areas in Europe that are classified as waterstressed, i.e. where the amount of fresh water is no longer sufficient to meet the needs of society. Pandox uses water in water-stressed areas, including London and Brussels. Pandox is aiming to reduce its water consumption by installing water-saving equipment and changing employee and guest behaviour around water consumption. Today the majority of the hotels in Operator Activities are involving guests in this effort by informing them of the hotel’s ambition to reduce water consumption. The hotels are, for example, asking the guests to hang up their towel if they are fine using it again. They are also encouraging guests to limit the length of showers and water running in water taps.
In 2020 Pandox continued the implementation of a metering system for water consumption at hotels in Operator Activities. Any leaks or deviations from the normal daily water consumption are registered in real time, making it possible to quickly identify and remedy problems such as leaks by responding to an alert. A total of 10 (6) of the 20 (16) hotels operated by Pandox currently have relevant leakage detecting systems. They are located in, for example, Brussels and London. Once rollout of the green investment programme is complete in 2023, all 12 hotels in Operator Activities involved in the programme will have systems in place to identify leaks, including meters to manage water consumption more precisely. Shower heads and faucet nozzles that reduce water consumption without compromising guest comfort are also being installed.
Pandox is working towards a long-term goal
to increase the use of renewable energy
sources as part of the Company’s objective of offering green properties. A part of that can be for the hotel to produce its own energy.
There is a large potential in older buildings to make them more resource efficient. The green investment programme is focusing on measures to reduce energy and water consumption, and on technical installations such as building monitoring systems with integrated submeters.