Marriott International Expands Electric Vehicle Network Across Asia Pacific

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In line with Marriott International's net-zero goals and global commitment to get at least 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025, the company said it plans to expand its network of electric vehicles (EVs) across the Asia-Pacific region.

By the end of 2023, the company expects to sign EV MoU agreements to construct and operate EV charging infrastructures in nine markets, including India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, and Vietnam, providing guests with ways to travel more sustainably. The MoU agreements stipulate the planned installation of more than 400 EV chargers across the nine markets by the end of 2025.

"As the effects of climate change get worse all over the world, we need to use more renewable energy more quickly," said Neeraj Govil, Senior Vice President, Operations, Asia Pacific (except Greater China). "The planned expansion of our EV network across the region is a significant investment that brings us closer to our carbon emissions reduction target. This is just the first step in our shift towards using more renewable energy. We remain optimistic and laser-focused on our sustainability commitments and will continue to review opportunities that will lead us to a net zero future by no later than 2050."

Marriott's sustainability strategy is based on a wide range of projects that aim to reduce the company's negative effects on the environment. These projects include building and running sustainable hotels and responsibly buying products, as well as protecting and restoring ecosystems in the places where Marriott does business.

In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this announcement aligns with the company's sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, which guides Marriott's commitment to helping take on the world's most pressing social, environmental, and economic issues, delivering value for associates, customers, owners, the environment, and communities around the world.

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Source: Travel Daily News

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