Published on : Saturday, December 14, 2013
Achieving another milestone in the hospitality industry, Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore in India, has recently been awarded Green Globe certification. This makes it the first five-star hotel in the country to be Green Globe certified. In line with the corporate philosophy, Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore has been dedicated to the preservation of a safe and healthy environment for years.
Biswajit Chakraborty, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore said that in these tough times, being eco-friendly and maintaining it, is the core of all business. He said that eco friendly practices have been implemented at all levels of operation, from people to procurement, to product and services. The core values at our property include a firm commitment to conserving resources, preventing pollution, and to act with integrity. Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. He said that the hotel was proud of its achievements, and will challenge itself to improve their standards, since sustainability is an ongoing process.
The values of quality, reliability, and care are fundamental in guiding this upscale property towards best sustainable business practices. A special Green Team formed of eleven individuals from different departments, monitors the progress of eco-friendly measures, shaping and realizing the environmental goals of the hotel. The hotel uses green energy, provided by wind, and LED lighting is installed throughout all areas of the property. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, garbage is being segregated per the waste management policy of Movenpick. A reuse and recycle policy is in place and packaging is reduced to a minimum. Suppliers adhering to environmentally friendly practices, organic and certified products are favored.
As part of their CSR initiatives, Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore works closely with a number of social and fund raising organizations, contributing to a positive community and environment. “Joy of Giving” is a campaign conducted every three months, and employees donate their clothes, books, and toys that are still in good condition, to fund local charities, such as the regional Snehasadan. In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, the hotel strongly supports Hunar Se Rozgar, a training program creating employable skills in eligible young people. Blood donation drives, relief funds, and charitable events are organized by on a regular basis.
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