Hannover Congress Centrum Re-Certified Green Globe

Hannover Congress Centrum Re-Certified Green Globe
September 15, 2011 Arton Kabashi

LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe Certification today announced recertification of Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC). This landmark congress center has achieved 94% of all sustainability criteria and has set a new benchmark for environmental and socially responsible management within the events industry.

Green Globe Certification CEO Guido Bauer said: “Hannover Congress Centrum has implemented the philosophy of sustainability at all levels. And at a practical level all employees, as a well as clients, now get detailed information about the green operations of the Congress Centrum.

“Mr. Wohlers, the Environmental Officer of HCC, should be congratulated for his excellent leadership in preparing for the verification stage of recertification. HCC has done an outstanding job to attain 263 sustainability indicators out of 282 available.”

Hannover Congress Centrum Director, Joachim König said: “For us, it is a[n] on-going process that we work at to ensure we receive recertification for our Congress Centre in Hannover. Importantly, we have topped our result from the original certification. Having achieved this is convincing proof of the good progress our team has delivered in the past year.”

Hannover Congress Centrum’s Facility-Management Department-Manager, Lutz Wohlers, added: “Our vision was to get the process integrated into every day work. This effort has now been rewarded by having achieved 94% of all sustainability indicators. This give us great encouragement to continue the process in our Congress Center. Furthermore, many specific topics of the recertification process were very useful for examining our processes overall and assessing the quality of our technical equipment.”

The Green Globe Standard for Events has been adopted by the European Association of Event Centers (EVVC) as the meeting industry standard for sustainability. Meet representatives from Green Globe Certification at IMEX America and discover the variety of incentive, conference, and meeting options available from Green Globe’s worldwide database of sustainable hotels and convention center in 88 countries.

About Hannover Congress Centrum

The Hannover Congress Centrum is one of the biggest convention centers in Germany. Altogether, HCC has a total space of 13,000 sqm and 15,000 seats. The neoclassic cupola hall, built as a truly circular hall, is the very heart of the complex. Besides the 100-year-old City Hall, spacious function halls and more than 30 conference and seminar rooms complete the offer.

We are prepared for all requirements ranging from a conference to a large international congress. Altogether we have 3 multi-functional event halls, 7 auditoriums, and 31 conference rooms, flexible in their layout, totaling over 10,000 sqm. A 40,000 sqm outdoor area can also be used for exhibitions, as well as the 60,000 sqm park area simply for relaxing.

Contact: Roswitha Steinke, Assistant Director, Hannover Congress Centrum, Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1-3 | 30175 Hannover, Phone +49(0)511-8113-207, Fax +49(0)511-8113-398, Das HCC ist ein Unternehmen der Landeshauptstadt Hannover, UST-ID: DE 115650021, St-Nr.: 25/202/00108, Handelsregister Hannover HRA 26549, Email: steinke@hcc.de , Web: www.hcc.de

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 is the only certification brand to be an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) an agency of the United Nations, and is partly owned by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

For information, visit www.greenglobe.com.

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