May 20, 2024

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance unveils net positive simulation

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has rolled out a new learning tool to help hotels reach Net Positive Hospitality.

Called the Net Positive Simulation, the ‘practical and interactive’ experience was developed in partnership with learning provider Sim Institute to engage and upskill hospitality leaders and students. 

The hour-long simulation tasks learners with managing a hotel and its finances for seven years, focusing on four areas: People, Planet, Place and Prosperity.

Each year of the game requires users to implement and test Net Positive initiatives, as well as create a tailored sustainability action plan. Learners can apply technical solutions, policy changes or behaviour-based programmes.

Users will receive annual feedback on their performance, before the hotel is awarded one of four standards: Starting, Advancing, Accelerating or Leading.

The learning tool was debuted by the founder of Sim Institute, Tim Rogmans, on the opening day of the Alliance’s Annual autumn Summit in London. 

He said: “The Net Positive Hospitality Simulation is an experiential learning tool for professionals and students across a wide range of functions and disciplines. It is designed to empower learners with the skills, confidence and enthusiasm to help their organisations to make major progress towards Net Positive Hospitality.”   

Glenn Mandziuk, CEO of the Alliance, added: “We are thrilled to unveil our Net Positive Simulation, a pivotal tool propelling the hospitality industry towards a sustainable future. By empowering our partners, donor members, and industry organisations, this innovative solution equips them with the foresight and knowledge needed to navigate the challenges ahead. 

“With its unparalleled ability to predict and prevent misguided sustainability decisions, our Simulation marks a significant step towards achieving our shared vision of a Net Positive industry. We eagerly anticipate witnessing its transformative impact as it is embraced by our valued partners and members in the months to come.”