Mar 22, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
Green Globe announces re-certification of the Mövenpick Resort El Quseir in Sirena Beach, at the Red Sea, in Egypt. In line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts philosophy to contribute to a positive future, this relaxing resort is committed to continuously improve sustainability efforts, social and environmental values have been placed at the center of all actions.
“At Mövenpick we believe that every single one of us can make a difference in terms of serving the community and easing environmental conditions for generations to come,” said Mr. Yahya Kotub, General Manager at the Mövenpick Resort El Quseir. “The highly ambitious team of the resort is fully dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental awareness among guests, business partners and the community through numerous activities. Our Green Globe re-certification is an important part of the Resort’s “Green Way of Life”.
A long term sustainability management system is in effect at Mövenpick Resort El Quseir, energy and water consumption is optimized and monitored on a daily basis. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, a comprehensive reuse and recycle policy is in place. The Mövenpick Resort El Quseir implemented a pro-active purchasing policy that favors environmentally-friendly products, and external stakeholder communications strategy designed to drive awareness among local partners. Guests are encouraged to minimize their carbon footprint and those returning more than 10 times, are invited to participate in the resort’s Olive Tree Program through planting an olive tree with their name.
Mövenpick Resort El Quseir supports various charitable and sustainable projects in El Quseir city. A donation box for clothes is installed in the public area, and in 2012 a total of 1610 shirts, 350 blouses, 300 shorts, 150 baby clothes, and 400 pairs of shoes were distributed for Resala Charitable, El Refaei Charitable & El Quseir Church. The resort celebrates Orphan Day with the El Quseir Orphan Shelter, providing meals, clothes and entertainment for the children during that day. In cooperation with the Resala Social Association Mövenpick Resort El Quseir prepares 25 iftar meals daily, 750 meals during the month of Ramadan.
The audit for the Mövenpick Resort El Quseir was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainability consultancy in the MENA region. For additional information please contact Sandrine Le Biavant, e-mail: Sandrine.LeBiavant@farnek.com.
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in over 24 countries with 78 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and KohSamui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Haiman Island, China), Djerba and Tozeur (Tunisia).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specializes in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick.com.
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 information visit www.greenglobe.com
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