Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf: Responsible Practices earn Green Globe Re-Certification

Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf: Responsible Practices earn Green Globe Re-Certification
February 15, 2013 Arton Kabashi

Feb 13, 2013, Los Angeles, CA – Green Globe announces re-certification of the Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf, in Zurich, Switzerland. This 4-star business hotel identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, and has demonstrated corporate social responsibility for the past few years – in line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts vision and values. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts believe that people want to be part of the solution and want to contribute to a positive future.

“It is our responsibility to save the future of our planet and to preserve nature for the next generations,” said Norbert Fontana, General Manager at the Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf. “Sustainability is a very important part of our daily work and we educate our employees and partners on responsible practices. We have to realize that even the small things, easy to do for everyone, bring us closer to a sustainable society. We all have to learn to carefully use our resources and not to waste them. The Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf is very proud to be Green Globe certified and we will continuously increase our environmental efforts.”

A long term sustainability management system is in effect at the Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf, and over the past five years energy consumption was cut down considerably. External air-conditioning and a heat recovery system reduced the use of heating by 55%. Environmentally-friendly actions are at the heart of all operations through initiatives such as the introduction of LED lighting, motion sensors, eco-certified cleaning products and amenities, and a strict recycling and waste separation policy. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and the purchasing policy favors fair-trade products and local suppliers adhering to environmental practices.

The Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf supports the Climate Cent Foundation, a voluntary measure of the Swiss industry aimed at efficient climate protection. The foundation invests in projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both in Switzerland and abroad. Emissions reductions are determined following nationally and internationally recognized guidelines, and can be claimed by Switzerland towards the fulfillment of its reduction target.

Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to award re-certification to the Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf in Switzerland. This property has taken a systematic approach to measure all the operational savings that have been made through the reduction of energy and water usage and non-recyclable waste. At the same time real commitments have been made to support the local community and charities through donations and sponsorship.”

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.

Sarah Kaelin
Public Relations
Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Regensdorf
Im Zentrum
8105 Zurich-Regensdorf
Phone +41 44 871 5881
Fax +41 44 871 5889
Email: sarah.kaelin@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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