2016 Sustainability Report

  • 6 MAJOR MARKETS
  • 55 HOTELS
  • 8,801 ROOMS
  • 3.3 MILLION GUESTS ANNUALLY

2016 sustainability report

The EarthView® program, founded in 2010, stems from our company’s entrepreneurial culture and cross-functional teams from Hersha’s hotels and corporate offices. Our continued focus on EarthView is aligned with our belief that environmental and community stewardship are integral to maintaining and building a successful and growing business.

While we dream of profound systemic change, our approach to sustainability is also thoughtful and pragmatic. We apply a rigorous analytical methodology to measure our financial, environmental, and community impact. Further, we utilize fundamental sustainability principles alongside technological tools, careful planning, and collaboration to identify and execute sustainable opportunities for the good of our guests, our business, our communities, and our planet.

2016 at a glance

$6.8 Million

EarthView’s recorded savings since inception from energy initiatives implemented across our portfolio

19%

Reduced energy consumption per occupied room across our portfolio versus our baseline year of 2010

98%

Hotels with comprehensive recycling programs in place

97%

Hersha hotels retrofitted with LED lighting

45%

Reduced waste sent to landfills across our portfolio versus our baseline year of 2010

9%

Reduced water consumption per occupied room across our portfolio versus our baseline year of 2010

4,700

Hours volunteered in our local communities

$1 Million

Donated in support of our local communities

80,000

Pounds of soap donated to Clean the World, creating 427,000 new bars sent to developing nations since 2011

Provided clean water for

2,505

people for 21 years through funding from EarthView water since 2014

For questions regarding EarthView, please contact:

Bennett Thomas | SVP, Finance & Sustainability | bennett.thomas@hersha.com

Matthew Lobach | Director, Sustainability | matthew.lobach@hersha.com

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