The Sri Lankan resort chain owned and managed by Aitken Spence, Heritance Hotels has become the first resort chain in Sri Lanka to be awarded the ISO 50001 certification. The resort chain was awarded the certification for energy management systems, which have been effectively implemented at each resort.
The ISO standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organisation to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security,
energy use and consumption. The standard aims to help organisations continually reduce their energy use, and therefore their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emissions.
Heritance Hotels is a pioneer in practicing and promoting sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and has taken numerous initiatives in ensuring that energy consuming assets have been managed effectively and energy conservation technology has been implemented at each resort.