Marriott International joins hands with LiTS to promote sustainability

(From left) Lai, Rony, Anuj Sharma, Marriott International's area director of operations and Foong Hong Chuen, chief financial officer of LiTS at the MoU signing event.

KUALA LUMPUR: Marriott International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Leading Innovative Technologies and Systems (LiTS) to install and operate public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in all participating Marriott Bonvoy Hotels and Resorts in Malaysia by 2023.

In recognition of the Government’s push towards decarbonising the electricity sector in Malaysia through the Renewable Energy Roadmap, this partnership supports the use of smart technology to drive clean energy for a sustainable future.

Present at the signing ceremony were Rony Yohanes, area director of engineering – Indonesia and Malaysia, and Lai Thiam Sin, chief executive officer of LiTS.

“Marriott International is proud to be partnering with LiTS to take steps towards sustainability and play our part in combating climate change.

"As part of our 2025 sustainability goals, Marriott International has been implementing initiatives aimed at preserving the planet, such as reducing environmental impact through the use of renewable energy sources.

"At Marriott, we firmly believe that travel can be a force for good and we are determined to continue setting up more operational practices to ensure that others are kept aware and informed on sustainability.”

“This is why we have embarked on this partnership with LiTS, installing EV charging stations at 30 of our properties throughout Malaysia. Our collaboration with LiTS brings us one step closer to realising our sustainable goals and we hope to develop many more similar initiatives in the future,” said Rivero Delgado, area vice president, Malaysia, Singapore and Maldives, Marriott International.

Marriott International has been a champion of environmentally conscious initiatives as they strongly support sustainability and green tourism.

As part of its current sustainability targets for 2025, Marriott International's hotel portfolio has been embarking on efforts to lower its overall carbon footprint.

Marriott International is also working together with their employees from various departments as well as the chain's hotel owners and franchisees to meet these targets. Marriott ensures that the experience provided to the guests meets or exceeds their expectations as well as maintaining the highest standards while driving operational efficiency and sustainability.

“LiTS is delighted to be partnering with Marriott International to embark on this project. With the increasing trend of electric vehicles in Malaysia, the installation of EV chargers will provide users with a seamless and more sustainable EV charging experience - in line with the country’s aim to become a carbon neutral nation by 2050, " said Lai.

"Further, as more Malaysians look towards sustainability, green and eco-friendly services and solutions, we want to be able to provide services that will support their respective green journeys.

"We look forward to further collaborations to expand the portfolio of green initiatives at Marriott International,” he added.

LiTS aims to help accelerate the adoption and construction of a more sustainable and cleaner future through smart cities infrastructures, especially in transportation, automotive, parking and mobile app solutions. It is the developer of Flexi Parking system, the nation's largest cross-state parking payment app, enabling millions of users to pay for parking across states, compound, renew motor insurance, charge their EV and more.

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