American Standard Brands has joined the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium as a founding member. The bathroom product manufacturer will help further the Consortium's goals of establishing the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index) as the absolute performance measurement solution for the industry.
American Standard produces such components as faucets, shower systems, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, kitchen sinks, bath tubs, and other plumbing products and accessories. As an element of in-room bathroom design, they also have a substantial impact on the guest experience and the environmental footprint of a hotel.
"Increasingly, hotel guests, as well as property owners and developers, are demanding products that conserve water without sacrificing performance," said Michele Hudec, VP, product and business development, American Standard Brands. "We are looking forward to working with other industry leaders, via the Consortium, to establish the performance criteria that helps make it easier to incorporate sustainable products throughout the hospitality industry."
Twenty-five organizations are now part of the Consortium, including more than a dozen industry-leading suppliers, brands, architects, designers, purchasing firms and sustainability consultants.
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium, created and led by MindClick SGM, is a collaborative organization to help hotel owners purchase products that both reduce their properties' environmental impact, and contribute to guest comfort, health and well-being.
The Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index will include measures of corporate social responsibility, environmental and product sustainability. Product categories covered include furnishings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and operating supplies and equipment (OS&E).