Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa now Green Globe certified
Green Globe congratulates the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel&Spa on its first certification in recognition of its dedication to sustainable management and operations.
Hakan Petek, General Manager at Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Spa said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious certification that reinforces our commitment to sustainability in Kuwait’s community. Our sustainability management plan encompasses four key areas: environment, corporate social responsibility, quality of the economic well-being of the community as well as the health and safety of our guests and stakeholders. Our colleagues at all levels and across all departments are committed to achieving this plan without compromising on the Stay Different experience that our guests enjoy when they stay with us.”
Energy and water usage at the hotel is monitored on a continual basis and a 3% reduction target has been set. To reduce electricity consumption an IRMS (In Room Management System) has been implemented which automatically shuts down power and closes curtains when guest rooms are unoccupied. In addition, energy efficient appliances are used in guest rooms and windows are tinted to lower heat absorbed from sunlight.
In line with water reduction strategies low flow aerators, motion sensors and dual flush toilets have been installed within specified areas of the hotel. Outside, drought resistant native plants such as cactus, cycus and palms are grown within the gardens and landscaped areas. While an irrigation schedule for sprinklers is confined to designated hours and also adjusted with the change of seasons.
To reduce its impact on the environment and to minimize greenhouse gas emissions hybrid cars are available for guests to hire at the hotel. In addition, colleagues are encouraged to use public transportation.
Colleagues at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel&Spa are actively engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Projects to date include the World Autism Awareness Campaign and breast cancer awareness programs.
To raise environmental awareness amongst colleagues and within the community environmental initiatives such as Earth Hour are conducted annually. Furthermore, in 2014 colleagues worked in collaboration with members from the Kuwait Turtle Conservation Project under the sponsorship of her Excellency Sheikha Intisar Al Ali Al-Sabah to successfully release an injured green back sea turtle back to its natural habitat.
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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