Award Date

Spring 2011

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Hospitality Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Tom Jones, Chair

Number of Pages

47

Abstract

Sustainability and its correlation to profits in hospitality institutions is the subject of this paper. The lack of knowledge about sustainability and the benefits of sustainable practices are discussed. The evaluation of a GreenSeal (2010) Bronze certification G46-Restaurant audit is also examined. Research includes the review of industry experts’ findings on the subject and the social costs and benefits are evaluated based on the goal of economic, ecological, and social sustainability.

Keywords

Hospitality industry; Sustainability

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Environmental Sciences | Finance and Financial Management | Food and Beverage Management | Strategic Management Policy | Sustainability

Language

English