Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport is a Top Sustainable Performer

Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport is a Top Sustainable Performer
April 15, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Green Globe announces re-certification of the Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport in Germany. This property counts among the top performing businesses worldwide, and has demonstrated exceptional efforts and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and corporate responsibility over the past few years. The Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport was presented The Annual Green Globe Highest Achievement Award 2012 for the region of Europe.

“It’s a great achievement for the Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport to be re-certified, and reaching such a high score,” said Albert Wechsler, Director at the hotel. “Our Green Globe recognition will be motivating for the entire team. It is our goal to thrive for perfection, and we are deeply committed to live the Green Globe principles on a daily basis. I am blessed to head such a dedicated team of employees, demonstrating a strong desire to protect our planet.”

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Hotel Munich-Airport, energy consumption is strictly monitored. Environmentally-friendly actions are at the heart of all operations, through initiatives such as the introduction of biodegradable pens, wooden key cards, ecological bathroom amenities and Mövenpick Fair Trade Coffee. Guests are encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint and preserving water resources. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and the purchasing policy favors local suppliers adhering to environmental practices. Considerable efforts have been made to educate staff and reach out into the wider community, creating a property clearly dedicated to both personal responsibility and informing, empowering and improving its surrounding environment.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts uses the framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, a proven science based model helping businesses to better understand and integrate sustainability in its strategy and operations. The framework was initiated by the Swedish born international NGO, The Natural Step (www.thenaturalstep.org). The framework contains logical guidelines to identify current challenges, future possibilities and smart-step-wise approaches to move towards sustainability and to capitalize on a more refined way of sustainability driven markets.

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.
Albert Wechsel
Regional Director
Mövenpick Hotel Munich Airport
Ludwigstrasse 43
85399 Halbergmoos
Phone +49 811 888 501
Fax +49 811 888 538
Email albert.wechsel@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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