HSPC and USGBC align efforts

 Sustainability consultancy MindClick SGM, founder and leader of the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium (HSPC), has been working with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to align its Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Index (HSP Index) with the LEED for New Construction, LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance, and LEED for Commercial Interiors rating systems.

The move is expected to be a comprehensive solution that will enable owners to build, operate and furnish properties in ways that enhance guest health and well-being, while reducing their overall environmental impact.

HSPC, comprised of more than 25 global companies, developed the HSP Index to measure the sustainability performance of suppliers of hotel furnishings and supplies. The scorecard measures corporate social responsibility, product, and environmental sustainability performance. 

Consortium members to date include Marriott International, American Standard, Audit Logistics, Aqua Hospitality Carpets, Benjamin West, BYD, Contract Decor International, Delta Faucet Company, Innvision, InterfaceFLOR, JLF/lone meadow, Kimball Hospitality, Majestic Mirror and Frame, Mark David, P/Kaufmann, PE INTERNATIONAL Inc., Quiltcraft Industries,Ramsey Purchasing, Richloom Fabrics Group, RTKL, SERA Architects, Shafer Commercial Seating, Simmons Hospitality Bedding, Thomasville, and Valley Forge Fabrics.

Details on the HSP Index are expected in the coming weeks.

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