Mar 26, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
Green Globe announces re-certification of the Mövenpick Hotel Muenster in Germany. This upscale property identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, and has demonstrated outstanding corporate social responsibility for the past few years – in line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ vision and values.
“”The entire team of the Mövenpick Hotel Muenster is really proud about our achievement with Green Globe”, said Ludwig Theopold, General Manager at the Mövenpick Hotel Muenster. “This prestigious award demonstrates our success in educating our employees and partners and our commitment to ensure ongoing responsible practices towards sustaining the environment. We incorporated an e-Learning tool, helping us to better understand and integrate sustainability into our business strategy and all operations.”
The Mövenpick Hotel Muenster supports a number of charitable programs, contributing to a positive community and environment. Projects such as Kids Vision, an organization that focuses on rare children’s diseases, and associations taking care of therapy concepts or special treatments for these children, are of great importance to the hotel. These concepts include dolphin therapy for children suffering from epilepsy and autistic tendencies, and also offer financial support for parents of severely handicapped children, in need of special equipment. Awareness for this cause is promoted via postcards, displayed in the hotel rooms.
A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Hotel Muenster, energy and water consumption is recorded and analyzed on a monthly basis. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, and a solid reuse and recycle policy is in place at the property. Guests are encouraged to support a carbon-neutral stay, preserving resources, and to be part of the Green Globe process. Environmentally-friendly actions are at the heart of all actions, through initiatives such as the introduction of biodegradable pens, wooden key cards, ecological bathroom amenities and Mövenpick Fair Trade Coffee.
Greenhouse gas emissions are calculated – Mövenpick Hotel Muenster 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.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Mövenpick Hotel Muenster
Phone +49 (251) 8902 0
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