Emphasising its commitment to sustainability, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has been working to boost its CSR initiatives across its international properties.
One example of many, Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai has recently installed an electric car charging station, which is offered free-of-charge to electric vehicle drivers with a green card charger. This initiative has been implemented to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and encourage the use of renewable energy alternatives.
Also dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket uses electric tuk tuks to transport guests around the resort.
Other hotels within the hotel group are implementing trackable initiatives each year that contribute to the protection of natural resources and support long-term sustainability.
Moving on, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ global sustainability partner, Green Globe, provides certification to Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts that follow established best practices and fundamental principles towards sustainability.
Accredited hotels in Asia include Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket and Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, both of which conduct regular beach and ocean cleaning activities.
Senior vice president – Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Andrew Langdon remarked: “As one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all our properties worldwide, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is setting a benchmark for the industry for environmental, employer, and social sustainability.”
The partnership with Green Globe follows Mövenpick’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, and making contributions to the local communities and the 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,” Langdon said.
In Green Globe’s very latest report, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts was pinned 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 per cent of its properties worldwide now Green Globe certified.