The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and a part of the global luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, is proud to announce that it is the first hospitality school in the world to receive Green Globe Certification.
EAHM combines theoretical knowledge with practical training in courses that are taught to over 300 international hospitality students from 60 different countries. EAHM works with internationally recognized education authorities, government departments and the world-renowned hospitality school Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Green Globe is the premier worldwide certification and performance improvement program developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. Its purpose is to assist organisations to improve and develop their environmental, economic and social sustainability. The Green Globe Standard is extremely stringent and holds a selection of more than 380 compliance indicators applied to 44 individual certification criteria.
Mr Ron Hilvert, Managing Director of EAHM commented, “We are proud to receive this certification and we strongly believe in creating an environment that allows students and colleagues to adapt themselves to a sustainable future by practicing Green Globe values in everyday life.”
EAHM was recognised for its contribution in encouraging students and colleagues towards a sustainable future. Actions such as the use of electronic publications in the library and the newly installed LED-lights and motion sensors were seen as essential in achieving this certification.
Green Globe also commended EAHM’s Student Council’s efforts in engaging students and colleagues in its Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Each month students take part in a Non-uniform Day where each person contributes a donation of AED 10 and wear casual clothes for the day. All money raised is donated to the Senses Center that provides care, rehabilitation and shelter for children and young people who are mentally handicapped or have special needs. In addition, the Student Council encourages all EAHM staff, faculty and students along with colleagues from Jumeirah properties to contribute toward blood donation drives that are held during the year.
About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management:
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai is one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and an integral part of the global luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group. It is a leading provider of University-level hospitality business education and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. EAHM works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and all programmes of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. It is also a higher education member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).
For further information and enrolment requirements, please visit The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management online: www.emiratesacademy.edu
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
Dr John Fong
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Director of Business Development and Consulting / Associate Professor
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