洲际酒店集团(Intercontinental Hotel Group IHG)与水足迹网络WFN合作，以减少水资源浪费，更好地进行循环利用，同时仍能提供良好的水质。他们正在致力于一个全球水资源管理项目，该项目将帮助在大约100个国家开展业务，这些国家有不同程度的水资源利用机会。当地的水资源影响是通过他们的水资源管理计划来处理的。当组织能够衡量当地的影响时，他们可以使用这样的度量来积极地计划增强当地社区的权能(Green Hotelier, 2016)。Amitava Bhattacharya在他的文章中强调了地方人民赋权是如何增强整体社会资本的。对于洲际酒店集团这样的酒店来说，这些形式的全面赋权计划必须与他们的水资源管理工作相联系。
TBL must not just be considered as a measurement or accounting tool in sustainability and must be considered as a philosophical orientation for a long term plan. The work of Stoddard et al (2012) presents TBL as a way to improve on environment, social and economic strategies. The authors suggest that TBL philosophy would help the organizations to take proactive measures for sustainability. They can assess how water wastage would be reduced in the long run. Currently statistics show green resource wastage is high and around 40 million tons of carbons are dumped onto the environment every day. In this context, the tourism industry and hotels need to get involved in long term thinking such as 10, 20+ years (Sustainable Tourism, 2016). Environmental and social-economic change is usually gradual and cumulative and hence having a long term work plan will be beneficial for the industry and hotels’ future. The Intercontinental Hotel Group is selected as case study here.
The Intercontinental Hotel Group IHG partners up with Water Footprint Network WFN in order to reduce their water wastage and to better recycle and still provide good water quality. They are working on a global water stewardship program which will help to give presence in around 100 countries, with different levels of water opportunities in these countries. Local water resource impact is handled with their water stewardship program. When organizations can measure local impact, they can use such a measurement to actively plan for empowering local communities (Green Hotelier, 2016). Amitava Bhattacharya in his article highlights how local people empowerment enhances the overall social capital. For a Hotel like the IHG, these forms of overall people empowerment schemes must be connected with their water stewardship.