AG Hallenstadion Zurich: First Event Venue in Switzerland earns Green Globe Re-Certification

AG Hallenstadion Zurich: First Event Venue in Switzerland earns Green Globe Re-Certification
October 12, 2012 Arton Kabashi

Issued Oct 09, 2012, 10:00 am ET Los Angeles, CA — Green Globe Certification

Green Globe announces re-certification of the AG Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Since its initial certification in 2010, the AG Hallenstadion Zurich has demonstrated leadership in the fields of operational efficiency and social responsibility and is committed to looking for ways to minimize the environmental impact.

“We are very proud to earn the prestigious Green Globe Re-Certification,” said Felix Frei, Director at AG Hallenstadion Zurich. “Living in times of constant economic and ecological changes, it is important to conduct business in a socially and ecologically responsible way, promoting awareness among employees and clients and within the community. We created a special Green Team, consisting of employees from different departments, to continuously improve our sustainability policy.”

The AG Hallenstadion Zurich implemented a Sustainability Management System, environmental goals and operational performance is strictly monitored. Electricity comes from 100% renewable sources, such as hydro, solar, biomass and wind, and the property is labeled ‘naturmade’. The purchasing policy favors environmentally friendly products for building materials, capital goods, food and consumables. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and local suppliers are given preference. Clients are invited to arrive by train and event tickets include public transportation. Working with Swiss non-profit foundation ‘my climate’, the Hallenstadion offers a number of options for carbon-neutral events.

The AG Hallenstadion is a member of ‘Pro Natura’, a private non-profit organization supporting a sustainable policy in all nature-related fields. In cooperation with other national and international environmental organizations ‘Pro Natura’ manages, protects and creates nature reserves worldwide.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to award re-certification to the AG Hallenstadion in Zurich. This venue impresses with an innovative approach to be 100% eco-friendly, and complies with a very high percentage against our Green Globe Certification criteria.”

About AG Hallenstadion Zurich
The AG Hallenstadion Zurich is the largest multi-functional venue in Switzerland, and the arena hosts sports events, concerts, and corporate events. The venue is a historical monument, built in 1939 and completely renovated in 2005. Maximum capacity of the arena is 13,000 people and 19 different layouts for events can be offered. Technical equipment is state-of-the-art, and seating can be arranged in any variation required. Event highlights include a boxing match starring Muhammad Ali in 1971, Verdi’s opera “Aida” in 1949, 1983 and 1987, and the annual Motocross Racing.

Contact
Mrs. Sarah Erzberger / Production
Mr. Michael Pache / Facility Manager
Hallenstadion Zuerich
Wallisellenstrasse 45
CH 8050 Zuerich
Switzerland
Tel +41 44 316 77 37
Fax +41 44 316 77 77
e-mail: erzberger@hallenstadion.ch
pache@hallenstadion.ch
www.hallenstadion.ch

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About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For more information please visit www.greenglobe.com.
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