Marriott International' water conservation in China
Marriott International and Conservation International recently launched a partnership to support a vital water conservation programme in Pingwu County of the Sichuan Province. The programme is designed to assist rural communities with sustainable businesses, such as mushroom farming and honey production, which place less stress on the environment. Reducing erosion and sedimentation will also improve water quality downstream in both rural and urban areas. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout China have committed to reducing their water and energy use by 25 per cent by 2017.