Marriott International has announced plans to widen its electric vehicle (EV) network across Asia-Pacific, in line with the company’s net zero ambitions and global commitment to source a minimum of 30 per cent of its overall electricity from renewable energy by 2025.
By end 2023, Marriott International expects to sign EV agreements to construct and operate 400 EV charging infrastructures in nine markets to be completed by end 2025. These include India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia and Vietnam.
“As climate impacts intensify across the globe, there is a growing urgency for us to increase use of renewable energy,” said Neeraj Govil, senior vice president, operations, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China).
“The planned expansion of our EV network across the region is a significant investment that brings us closer towards our carbon emissions reduction target. This is just the first step in our shift towards using more renewable energy. We remain optimistic and laser-focused on our sustainability commitments and will continue to review opportunities that will lead us to a net zero future by no later than 2050.”
This announcement aligns with the company’s sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, and is in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).