Green Globe announces re-certification of the Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg in Germany. This trendy and modern property identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, and has demonstrated corporate social responsibility for the past few years – true to their action plan ‘Today, Tomorrow, Future’. The Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg sits in a unique location, being built into a historic water tower – a cultural heritage site.
“We are very proud about our Green Globe re-certification,” said Annette Hammer, General Manager at the Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg. “The entire team has been involved in the sustainability process and everybody has worked so hard, supporting our initiatives with the local community and charitable organizations, preserving our environment while bringing an added-value to our guests and their hotel experience. For 2013 it is our goal to improve and continue looking for responsible practices towards sustaining the environment, in line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ vision and values.”
A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg, energy and water consumption is recorded and benchmarked on a monthly basis. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, which resulted in a 20% waste reduction over the past 12 months. At Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg special effort is being made to choose local producers, and the business favors certified suppliers or suppliers following best environmental and social practices. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and a comprehensive recycle and reuse policy is in place. A special Green Team facilitates and maintains sustainability initiatives in accordance with the company’s green policy.
The Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg partners with Ecolab Green Products (www.ecolab.com) – helping to increase efficiency, improve sustainability performance, and enhance the overall business performance. Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services, providing and protecting what is vital.
Greenhouse gas emissions are calculated – Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg is a member with Atmosfair, a climate protection organization with a focus on travel. Atmosfair actively protects the environment by compensating greenhouse gas emissions through the use of renewable energies.
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