DUBAI, UAE – Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has recently stepped up its CSR initiatives to ensure that its hotels across the globe are committed to sustainability and actively engaged in social responsibility.
The latest example of the hotel group’s adoption of an environmental ethos can be seen at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, which recently installed an electric car charging station – free of charge for electric vehicle drivers with a green card charger – in an effort to reduce the Emirate’s carbon footprint and to encourage the use of renewable energy alternatives.
Movenpick’s global sustainability partner Green Globe provides certification to Movenpick Hotels and Resorts that follow established best practices and fundamental principles towards sustainability.
Accredited hotels in Asia include Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket and Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, both of which conduct regular beach and ocean cleaning activities. While at Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, electric “tuk tuks” are used to transport guests around the resort.
More Movenpick hotels and resorts are implementing trackable initiatives every year that contribute to the protection of natural resources and support long-term sustainability.
“As one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all our properties worldwide, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts is setting a benchmark for the industry for environmental, employer, and social sustainability,” says Andrew Langdon, Senior Vice President Asia for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.
The partnership follows Movenpick’s company-wide commitment to the conservation of energy and water resources through the implementation of new technology and adoption of renewable energy sources whenever possible, reducing its properties’ carbon footprint, as well as making meaningful contributions to the local communities and their environment.
“We want to conduct business that is not only good for the company, but also positively contributes to the environment, for our employees, and for our communities,” adds Mr. Langdon.
In the latest Green Globe report, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts was highlighted as the most “Green Globe certified hotel company in the world,” scoring 2.5 higher than the average of all Green Globe certified members worldwide and with some 76% of its properties worldwide now Green Globe certified.