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The Saunders Hotel Group (SHG) released its 2013 Sustainability Report earlier this month. The company has been actively pushing sustainability since 1989 and it is the first time the company has documented its efforts in one report since 2001. The report includes statements from the CEO (Jeff Saunders) and the CSO (Tedd Saunders, Chief Sustainability Officer) and three general sections: an introduction to the company; utility data, consumption figures, quantitative goals and progress towards those goals; and community involvement. The report encompasses six properties in the company’s portfolio, four of which are in Massachusetts, one in Connecticut, and one in Virginia. SHG’s progress from 2011 to 2012 was impressive. The company decreased the volume of greenhouse gases per available room by 9 percent. The Lenox Hotel alone experienced a 24 percent decrease.