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An ethical approach to sustainability and recovery operations in hotels

Bryde, Mollie; Hejjas, Kelsy; Hannibal, Claire; Foster, Scott


Mollie Bryde

Claire Hannibal

Scott Foster


The climate disaster is here and as a result, the intensity and frequency of disasters, whether that is humanitarian, biological or natural, is set to increase (Institute for Economic & Peace (IEP), 2020). This may be cause for concern given that disasters can negatively impact economic, social, and environmental factors potentially leading to unsustainability in these areas (Fernandez and Ahmed, 2019). It is already warned that 1.5 planets are needed to sustain current consumption levels and experts caution that immediate and radical action is needed (Isaksson, Garvare & Johnson, 2015). Along with environmental challenges, social sustainability issues become ever more pressing as issues such as class divisions and racial inequities broaden. Alongside navigating these issues, organisations must also remain financially sustainable. As such, organisations must focus on their triple bottom line (TBL) to consider the value that they add or destroy whilst also being attentive to the threat of future disasters (Elkington, 1994).

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Production and Operations Management Society (OOMS)
Start Date Jul 18, 2023
End Date Jul 20, 2023
Deposit Date Aug 9, 2023
Keywords Hospitality; Destination recovery and resilience; Ethics; Sustainability