Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul: sustainability is the business model
In recognition of its continued commitment to sustainable best practices, the hotel was recently re-certified by Green Globe for the third year running. It attained an impressive compliance score of 94% against the newly accredited V1.7 criteria.
Frank Reichenbach, General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul and Regional Manager Turkey said, “It is a pleasure and sign of our dedication towards Green Globe’s high standards that the Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul was re-certified in 2015 after passing a detailed audit. Being Green Globe certified for us is a necessity as many customers choose our hotel for this reason.
“Sustainability is an important part of our business model and we constantly encourage our employees to learn more about environmental and sustainability issues,” added Mr. Reichenbach.
All employees receive regular training on sustainability initiatives during induction days, during Ecolab training and hygiene training that is conducted in the kitchens.
As the largest international hotel and resort chain to be certified by Green Globe, several other Mövenpick properties in Turkey are also active Green Globe members.
Mr. Reichenbach further explained, “As a part of a worldwide initiative by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts designed to set a global example for sustainability and environmental responsibility, not only Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul but also our other hotels in Turkey, Mövenpick Hotel Izmir and Mövenpick Hotel Ankara have been re-certified this year. We look forward to adding our newest hotel to the growing list, the Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Golden Horn. The hotel which opened on 31 March 2015 has been built in line with international sustainable construction standards, using recycled materials and the latest energy and water saving technology.”
In accordance with its Sustainability Management Plan, Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul routinely monitors and sets reduction targets for all energy and water consumption whilst also minimizing waste production. In addition, Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul ensures its business activities do not impact negatively on the surrounding environment or community. To boost regional economic development the hotel supports local producers. While only certified or organic products including coffee, spices and meats are preferred in kitchens.
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), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Tunis (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 central Switzerland (Baar), 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/en/
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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