The Future Begins Today at Mövenpick Hotel Münster

The Future Begins Today at Mövenpick Hotel Münster
July 20, 2014 Arton Kabashi

The Mövenpick Hotel Münster has, for the third time, received the globally recognized Green Globe seal of sustainability and attained an outstanding result of 99%.

The meeting and convention hotel is pleased about their re-certification under the Green Globe Certification Standard and is proud to be a major contributor to environmental, social and economic sustainability in the travel and tourism industry. 

Green Globe was founded in 1993 and is the first internationally renowned program that evaluates companies on their sustainability performance in the areas of environmental, social responsibility and economic viability. To obtain the certification an independent, accredited auditor reviews the level of proficiency in detail on site. 
The Mövenpick Hotel Münster met the demanding Green Globe standards with an exceptionally good result of 99% and thereby remains the only Green Globe certified hotel in Münster. In order to obtain the certification, at least 51% of the criteria must be met. 

The 41 mandatory criteria provide the framework for a selection of over 300 applicable compliance indicators. These range from the reduction of water and energy consumption to the use of renewable energy sources and regional suppliers through to the use of advanced waste management concepts. 

Another certification attribute is the high value of the employees in the company. Different training programs and rapid promotion and career opportunities provide attractive work conditions. Furthermore, regular employee surveys are held to allow each person to participate actively in shaping the company. In addition, volunteer activities are encouraged and supported. 

Detailing the keys to its success, Bernhard B. Zündel, General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Münster, said, “Doing the right thing today for tomorrow – that’s the slogan we’re committed to. We at the Mövenpick Hotel Münster take responsibility. Our employees are sensitive to implementing the preservation of the environment in their thinking and acting. Not tomorrow, but right now – because our future begins today.” 

Green Globe accredited auditor Dr. Peter Zimmer officiated at the recent certification ceremony and a Ginkgo tree was planted on the Mövenpick Hotel Münster estate. The Gingko symbolizes survival and is noted for its valuable active components. Both Mrs. Wendela-Beate Vilhjalmsson, acting Mayor of the city of Münster, and Mr. Achim Specht of the “Climate Alliance Münster” were present at this significant event.