Mövenpick Hotel Deira, Dubai: Outstanding Efforts Awarded Green Globe Re-Certification

Mövenpick Hotel Deira, Dubai: Outstanding Efforts Awarded Green Globe Re-Certification
November 13, 2012 Arton Kabashi

Nov 12, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces re-certification of Mövenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its opening two years ago, this upscale hotel has demonstrated outstanding efforts and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and corporate responsibility, marking the hotel group’s ambitious commitment to secure region-wide certification of all its Middle East properties.

“It’s a great achievement for the Mövenpick Hotel Deira to be re-certified, reaching 90% of Green Globe Certification criteria for the second time in a row,” said Michael Nugent, General Manager of the hotel. “This demonstrates our success in educating our employees and partners and our commitment to ensure an ongoing responsible practice towards sustaining the environment, in line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ vision and values. This certification is an honor for the continuous efforts of each one of our team members that proved to be an asset through their engagement in promoting a healthy environment.”

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Hotel Deira, energy consumption is monitored on a daily basis. Environmental cards are present in all rooms, encouraging guests to reduce their carbon footprint and preserving water resources. In addition to the usual areas of energy saving, grey water recycling and landfill waste reduction, the property implemented a pro-active purchasing policy that favors environmentally-friendly products, where available, and external stakeholder communications strategy designed to drive awareness among local partners.

The 5-star Mövenpick Hotel Deira is a member with the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), one of the most prestigious environmental groups in the Middle East. The EEG contributes positively to the advancement of sustainable development in Dubai and in the UAE by acting as a focal point for people of all nationalities and ages concerned with environmental protection and responsible waste management.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said, “We are extremely pleased to award re-certification to the Mövenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai. Corporate Social Responsibility is a huge topic in the UAE. At the recent Arabia CSR Forum and Awards Ceremony held in Dubai, it was noted that Corporate Social Responsibility is a journey towards reflection, assessment, and improvement for a more effective and sustained impact. Companies thrive to become more sustainable to have a positive impact on society. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all properties worldwide.”

The audit for the Mövenpick Hotel Deira was conducted by Farnek Avireal, lead sustainable 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 23 countries with 76 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Paris (France), 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.

Cybelle Daou
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mövenpick Hotel Deira
Salluhudin Road
United Arab Emirates
Phone +971 4 429 87 89
Fax +971 4 427 02 65
Email cybelle.daou@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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