In light of its unfaltering commitment to preserving the environment and reducing its carbon footprint, The Ascott Limited’s (Ascott) Citadines Metro Central Dubai property has acquired the Green Key global standard of environmental excellence.
The renowned award recognises and certifies the hotel’s adherence to strict environmental and sustainability criteria by the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which is maintained via rigorous documentation and regular audits.
The property achieved the Green Key certification for its impressive sustainability results, which included a combined reduction in energy consumption and waste since its rebranding in May 2018. Adding to this, the property adopted a number of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ procedures, such as dividing waste for recycle collection, staff training on waste separation and reduction processes, and further energy saving and recycling methods across the housekeeping, food and beverage, engineering and front office departments.
Enthusing on the certification was regional general manager – Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Ascott, Vincent Miccolis: “It’s an honour to receive this global recognition and we thank all the staff at Citadines Metro Central Dubai for their innovative and consistent commitment towards adopting environmentally friendly principles. Whether it’s teaching employees how to separate waste, holding on-the-job environmental staff training sessions or installing filters in the showers and kitchens to avoid excess usage of water, the property has embraced a sustainable culture that can make a huge difference in attracting and retaining guests.”
He concluded: “As the leading international serviced residence owner-operator, we are uniquely positioned to play a strategic role in transforming business practices and employee mindsets towards more eco-friendly habits. Being Green Key-certified, guests can be assured the property is committed to reducing the environmental impact of their stay.”