Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen co-exists with nature
Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen recently received Green Globe certification marking its fourth consecutive year of sustainable management and operations and achieved an outstanding compliance score of 98%.
Ute Dirks, General Manager Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen said, “We are very proud to receive this valuable Green Globe Certification for the fourth time. Our hotel is located in an environmentally protected area and therefore, we are keen on preserving the resources given to us by nature.”
The hotel follows best practices in managing its energy consumption. Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen is developing a target agreement to increase its energy-efficiency with the Swiss Federal Government, outdoor parking has been rebuilt and lighting replaced with LED's, hotel windows mounted with triple glazing to improve insulation and light tubes replaced with more efficient lighting systems in meeting rooms.
Energy, water and waste usage are monitored regularly to ensure benchmarks are met and the hotel’s impact on the environment is minimalized. Also, black and grey water is disposed of in a non-polluting way so that natural water resources are not contaminated with toxic or hazardous products.
The reduction of carbon emissions is another focal point of Mövenpick Hotel Egerkingen’s environmental policy with long-term plans already in place.
“We are very happy to provide 8 supercharger filling stations for electric cars, free of charge, that have been in operation since August 2014. This is an important investment in the future and saves CO2 emissions,” added Ute Dirks.
The environmental protection of neighboring alpine areas, such as the mountains of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau near Interlaken, is another key objective in the hotel’s overall sustainable management plan. The hotel supports local organizations - Kora and Wildlife Switzerland - in their projects and research endeavors that encourage biodiversity and the co-existence of man and native alpine animals and birds including lynx, bears and Bearded Vultures.
To preserve local flora and fragile eco-systems, hotel associates also participate in activities through the Society for Nature Conservation Egerkingen. The volunteers assist with clearing rugged terrain in protected forest areas and helping with the care of a variety of native and international species of orchids in Orchid “Föhrenwald”.
About Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts:
Mövenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 82 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai (Thailand), Istanbul Golden Horn (Turkey) and Kochi (India).
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-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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