Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra always improving
Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra Health&Safety Manager, Akoi Amoah-Larbi said, “We are very pleased having achieved the recent certification which was not achieved by the efforts of individuals but rather via great teamwork. The team has already commenced work on the remaining outstanding issues and we are all very excited to move forward.”
The success of the hotel’s sustainability efforts lies in its integration into its overall business strategy, operating processes and quality standards. As part of its sustainable objective to provide training to staff, the hotel initiated more than 30 programs that resulted in an improvement of 8% overall. This included on the job training for associates regarding waste management and recycling. In addition, staff were and continue to be educated about best practice for monitoring waste management. Another successful achievement is that food and organic waste is no longer sent to landfill, but recycled into compost for gardens.
Environmental awareness has been raised through the hotel’s membership with Ghana Wildlife Society. Through its association with the Society, Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra now sponsors endangered species with a public awareness campaign and investment in scientific research.
As part of its corporate social responsibility the hotel recently organized its ‘Toys for Joy’ campaign where a donation of toys was presented to the Princess Louis Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, local community events are featured in a newsletter recently created by the hotel. What’s Up Accra provides news on the city’s history, sustainability, wildlife and other general information of interest to guests.
About Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 79 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Hainan Island, China) and Djerba (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. The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com.
About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe 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 is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Green Globe is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com
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