Published on : Friday, September 19, 2014
InterContinental Singapore has secured the prestigious EarthCheck Gold level of certification through the world’s leading certifier of travel and tourism organisations. In doing so, the Hotel joins an elite group of industry leaders who, over a period of five years or more, have consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to host communities and practiced high standards of environmental management.
To gain EarthCheck Gold Certification, InterContinental Singapore had to report their environmental footprint and adhere to an internationally recognised standard of best practice. The annual submission includes environmental footprint reports with 12 months of operational data, to be benchmarked against industry best practice and measured against key indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment.
By taking a scientific approach to measuring the effectiveness of sustainability practices, InterContinental Singapore was also able to identify areas for improvement.
For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthCheck’s benchmarking data provides the only historical record of the global environmental impacts of the industry over the past 12 years. More importantly, it rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural resources at a project-by-project level.
The EarthCheck logo is globally recognised as a credible benchmarking organisation by travellers and represents travel and tourism’s efforts to come together and take meaningful steps to address the serious challenges faced by the planet.
“We are honoured to have been recognised with an EarthCheck Gold Certification for our environmental practices. Corporate responsibility is amongst our key priority as a responsible business and this achievement will motivate the team as we continue our efforts to bring about positive environmental changes whilst providing guests with enriching travel experiences,” says Hotel Manager, Michael Shin.