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Better Hospitality
Initiative 2
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Enabling and supporting decision-makers for sustainable business

Are you a decision-makers working in or with the hospitality sector? Are you interested in ensuring your business’ competitiveness by improving, measuring, and communicating on sustainability, in particular lower CO2 emissions (decarbonization)?

If you are, then you should benefit from the online sessions of the Better Hospitality Initiative between April and June 2024.

Who we are

The BHI is carried out by a group of networks of the UN Global Compact: the Leading Local Networks for Sustainable Tourism.

 

We collaborate with renowned organizations such as EarthCheck, Expedia Group, the International Finance Corporation and EDGE, myclimate, NOW, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, and the World Travel & Tourism Council. Each BHI online session – called “Tool Time” – is carried out with one or two of these partners.

What’s in for you

​Each BHI Tool Time – an online session of 90 minutes – includes a short presentation, best-practice examples, and peer-to-peer discussions. By participating in one or several BHI Tool Times you will

  • get an easy overview of tools and approaches to ensure your business’s competitiveness by

    • lowering energy costs and dependence,

    • growing your MICE or B2B business,

    • attracting or keeping a motivated workforce (employer branding), and

    • acquiring sustainability-related financing.
       

  • learn from your peers and best practice examples.
     

  • be able to win the Better Hospitality Award (BHA) and receive support to develop or implement a sustainability project or strategy (if you participate in at least 3 sessions).
     

  • receive a Certificate of Completion from The UN Global Compact Leading Local Networks for Sustainable Tourism (if you participate in at least 3 sessions).

Programme Overview

Join as many online sessions (90 minutes) as you want to learn and discuss with experts and your peers

16 April 2024 | 10:00 CET

BHI Tool Time with

Expedia and the Sustainable
Hospitality Alliance

28 May 2024 | 10:00 CET

BHI Tool Time with

EarthCheck
and 
NOW​

 

30 April 2024 | 10:00 CET

BHI Tool Time with

World Travel & Tourism Council on 
Hotel Sustainability Basics​

11 June 2024 | 10:00 CET

BHI Tool Time with

myClimate


 

14 May 2024 | 10:00 CET

BHI Tool Time with

International Finance Corporation on EDGE​

25 June 2024 | 10:00 CET

BHI Tool Time with

To be announced

Coming soon

The dates of the BHI Tool Times can be subject to change.

Registration & participation

  • Sign up once and participate in as many BHI Tool Times as you want.

  • A registration can cover up to two people, i.e. two representatives of your hotel/company can join the meetings and access the BHI learning & sharing platform.

  • If you can’t participate in a BHI Tool Time, you can watch the recording afterwards on the BHI learning & sharing platform.

  • Participation fee: free for UN Global Compact participants, USD 60 for non-participants.

  • In order to foster diversity and interaction, there can only be up to 20 registrations per country.

BETTER HOSPITALITY INITIATIVE

Enabling and supporting decision-makers for sustainable business

20 available spaces per country – sign up now to reserve your spot

  • What is the difference between the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein?
    The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative and aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders. It provides a platform for business and non-business entities to proactively network and engage in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Participation in the UN Global Compact is a visible commitment to the implementation, disclosure, and promotion of its Ten universal Principles. Local Networks, such as the Swiss & Liechtenstein Network, advance the initiative and its Ten Principles at the country level. Our role is to support organisations engage in the UN Global Compact with respect to the implementation of its principles and provide guidance to put sustainability commitments into action. By providing a platform for dialogue and learning, we create opportunities for multi-stakeholder engagement and collective action.
  • Who can join the UN Global Compact?
    Participation in the UN Global Compact is open to any business genuinely committed to implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its operations and sphere of influence and communicating on its progress each year. Properly constituted (under prevailing national law) companies from any industry sector are eligible for participation, except those listed here. Non-business organisations (e.g. civil society organisations/NGOs, business associations, foundations, academic institutions, public sector organisations, labour organisations and cities) are also encouraged to become Participants of the UN Global Compact.
  • Can company subsidiaries join the UN Global Compact?
    The UN Global Compact applies the leadership principle. If a parent company is a Participant to the UN Global Compact, the commitment is assumed to apply for all subsidiaries as well. Subsidiaries that wish underline their commitment and become a UN Global Compact signatory alongside their parent are invited to become a member of the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein and to actively participate in our activities at the local and global level. To learn more about how subsidiaries can join the UN Global Compact see here.
  • Why should my organisation join?
    The UN Global Compact provides a universal language for corporate responsibility and provides a framework to guide all businesses regardless of size, complexity or location. We are your guide every step of the way. We’ll help you commit to, assess, define, implement, measure and communicate your sustainability strategy. Discover how you will benefit from the UN Global Compact here.
  • How much will it cost?
    Please consult the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein’s dedicated Fee Sheet here.
  • How can my organisation join?
    We are glad that you are interested in taking the next steps towards joining the UN Global Compact and to actively engage with the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein. Please consult the joining process here.
  • What will we have to do if we sign up?
    As a voluntary initiative, the UN Global Compact seeks wide participation from a diverse group of businesses. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, a company: Sets in motion changes to business operations so that the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles become part of strategy, culture and dayto-day operations; Is expected to publicly advocate the UN Global Compact and its principles via communications vehicles such as press releases, speeches, etc; and Is required to communicate with their stakeholders on an annual basis on progress (Communication on Progress) in: Implementing the Ten Principles and Efforts to support societal priorities. There are a number of ways that companies can take action to embed corporate sustainability into their DNA. Find out what you can do here.
  • What is the Communication on Progress (CoP)?
    The Communication on Progress (CoP) is a required public and annual disclosure by business participants of the UN Global Compact with the following main objectives: Foster accountability on corporate sustainability performance to help safeguard the integrity of the UN Global Compact initiative; Promote continued learning and help drive corporate sustainability performance; and Enhance stakeholder access to information regarding participants’ implementation of the Ten Principles and contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Click here for more detailed information on the CoP and its requirements.
  • Is there a possibility to extend the CoP deadline?
    No. From 2024 CoP submissions are mandatory and need to be submitted via the digital platform by 31 July 2024 (at 5PM (ET)). A business participant will be designated as “non-communicating” on the UN Global Compact website if it fails to submit all elements of the CoP by the end of the submission period on 31 July. If a “non-communicating” business participant fails to submit a CoP by 31 December, it will be delisted from the UN Global Compact for “failure to communicate on progress” on 1 January of the new year. For more information, please refer to the 2024 CoP Policy.
  • Can we use the UN Global Compact Logo?
    Participants and Signatories that wish to use a UN Global Compact logo are asked to seek permission in advance by using the online logo request system. An exception is the Communication on Progress (CoP) logo which is available for participants to include in their CoP without prior permission. For more information about how to use and request UN Global Compact logos, please click here. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
  • How do I update the contact information of my company?
    To update contact information, Participants may login to the UN Global Compact website. In the “Contacts” tab of the dashboard, a new contact can be created, or an existing contact can be edited by clicking on the pencil picture under the appropriate contact name to modify its details.

The UN Global Compact Leading Local Networks for Sustainable Tourism

A message by Antonio Hautle, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein

The BHI Market Movers

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Education and Training Partners

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Local Partners

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  • What is the difference between the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein?
    The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative and aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders. It provides a platform for business and non-business entities to proactively network and engage in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Participation in the UN Global Compact is a visible commitment to the implementation, disclosure, and promotion of its Ten universal Principles. Local Networks, such as the Swiss & Liechtenstein Network, advance the initiative and its Ten Principles at the country level. Our role is to support organisations engage in the UN Global Compact with respect to the implementation of its principles and provide guidance to put sustainability commitments into action. By providing a platform for dialogue and learning, we create opportunities for multi-stakeholder engagement and collective action.
  • Who can join the UN Global Compact?
    Participation in the UN Global Compact is open to any business genuinely committed to implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its operations and sphere of influence and communicating on its progress each year. Properly constituted (under prevailing national law) companies from any industry sector are eligible for participation, except those listed here. Non-business organisations (e.g. civil society organisations/NGOs, business associations, foundations, academic institutions, public sector organisations, labour organisations and cities) are also encouraged to become Participants of the UN Global Compact.
  • Can company subsidiaries join the UN Global Compact?
    The UN Global Compact applies the leadership principle. If a parent company is a Participant to the UN Global Compact, the commitment is assumed to apply for all subsidiaries as well. Subsidiaries that wish underline their commitment and become a UN Global Compact signatory alongside their parent are invited to become a member of the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein and to actively participate in our activities at the local and global level. To learn more about how subsidiaries can join the UN Global Compact see here.
  • Why should my organisation join?
    The UN Global Compact provides a universal language for corporate responsibility and provides a framework to guide all businesses regardless of size, complexity or location. We are your guide every step of the way. We’ll help you commit to, assess, define, implement, measure and communicate your sustainability strategy. Discover how you will benefit from the UN Global Compact here.
  • How much will it cost?
    Please consult the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein’s dedicated Fee Sheet here.
  • How can my organisation join?
    We are glad that you are interested in taking the next steps towards joining the UN Global Compact and to actively engage with the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein. Please consult the joining process here.
  • What will we have to do if we sign up?
    As a voluntary initiative, the UN Global Compact seeks wide participation from a diverse group of businesses. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, a company: Sets in motion changes to business operations so that the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles become part of strategy, culture and dayto-day operations; Is expected to publicly advocate the UN Global Compact and its principles via communications vehicles such as press releases, speeches, etc; and Is required to communicate with their stakeholders on an annual basis on progress (Communication on Progress) in: Implementing the Ten Principles and Efforts to support societal priorities. There are a number of ways that companies can take action to embed corporate sustainability into their DNA. Find out what you can do here.
  • What is the Communication on Progress (CoP)?
    The Communication on Progress (CoP) is a required public and annual disclosure by business participants of the UN Global Compact with the following main objectives: Foster accountability on corporate sustainability performance to help safeguard the integrity of the UN Global Compact initiative; Promote continued learning and help drive corporate sustainability performance; and Enhance stakeholder access to information regarding participants’ implementation of the Ten Principles and contribution towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Click here for more detailed information on the CoP and its requirements.
  • Is there a possibility to extend the CoP deadline?
    No. From 2024 CoP submissions are mandatory and need to be submitted via the digital platform by 31 July 2024 (at 5PM (ET)). A business participant will be designated as “non-communicating” on the UN Global Compact website if it fails to submit all elements of the CoP by the end of the submission period on 31 July. If a “non-communicating” business participant fails to submit a CoP by 31 December, it will be delisted from the UN Global Compact for “failure to communicate on progress” on 1 January of the new year. For more information, please refer to the 2024 CoP Policy.
  • Can we use the UN Global Compact Logo?
    Participants and Signatories that wish to use a UN Global Compact logo are asked to seek permission in advance by using the online logo request system. An exception is the Communication on Progress (CoP) logo which is available for participants to include in their CoP without prior permission. For more information about how to use and request UN Global Compact logos, please click here. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
  • How do I update the contact information of my company?
    To update contact information, Participants may login to the UN Global Compact website. In the “Contacts” tab of the dashboard, a new contact can be created, or an existing contact can be edited by clicking on the pencil picture under the appropriate contact name to modify its details.

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