Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg-Airport sustainable business sense
Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg-Airport on its re-certification for the third year and its magnificent compliance score of 95%.
General Manager Alwin Burkhart at Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg-Airport said, “Doing commercial business in a sustainable way really makes sense and it is much easier to do than people think.
“A common sense approach has been upheld by the management team of the Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg-Airport since the latest re-certification by Green Globe this year. After the implementation of the program all employees have had several training sessions online and in practice. This helped change their behavior and now it is quite normal to think sustainably and without any effort.”
Energy, water and waste reduction targets are regularly reviewed and strategic management plans implemented. The hotel has installed water saving showerheads and faucets, dual flush toilets and taps with motion sensors in guest bathrooms to conserve water. And to reduce energy and water usage, guests staying longer than one night are invited to participate in environmental initiatives by reusing towels and only changing bed linen every third day.
To lower the hotel’s impact on the environment the separation of waste into recyclable and non-recyclable items is conducted by staff and guests. Furthermore, biodegradable cleaning products are preferred and guests provided with eco-friendly shampoos and soap. And to reduce wastage public toilets and the kitchens are equipped with soap dispensers rather than individually packaged disposable items.
Mr. Burkhart added, “Our programs to save electric power, heating energy and water resources also helped us to make our business more efficient and save money. Customers and guests love our programs, instead of foregoing their usual comforts it gives them the opportunity to actively support sustainability as much as they like.”
Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg-Airport also offers the choice of 11 conference and seminar rooms for Green Meetings. Sustainable initiatives include panoramic windows that provide natural daylight whilst participants receive sustainable stationary such as biodegradable pens. In addition, dishes prepared with seasonal and regional products are available accompanied by Mövenpick Fair Trade coffee. Business travelers are also encouraged to reduce carbon emissions by travelling with German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) or offsetting their trip with Atmosfair.
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 81 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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