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Armani Hotel Dubai Awarded 'Green Globe' Certification
July 31, 2017
An affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries.
Armani Hotel Dubai won the certification following a comprehensive audit by FARNEK, Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East, to ensure its compliance with a strict set of sustainability criteria.
With leadership from the hotel’s resident Green Champion, staff members work to address energy consumption, air quality and waste management, while exploring biodiversity initiatives, green procurement solutions and social responsibility opportunities.
Armani Hotel Dubai has set in place several green initiatives. All incandescent lights have been replaced with power saving LEDs and motion detectors have been installed in back office areas. Water saving devices and water aerators have been fitted resulting in a significant decrease in water consumption.
Recently, it became part of the UAE Food Bank, an initiative announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The hotel is one of the key hospitality partners for the project that further promotes the noble ‘Year of Giving’ initiative marked by the nation in 2017.
To drive the initiative, Armani Hotel Dubai has a clearly structured programme whereby food is delivered fresh to the UAE Food Bank on a daily basis (whenever unused, not displayed and safe surplus food is available.) The hotel also has new guidelines in place to avoid wastage of food resources, and urges all staff members, partners and guests to join in the noble cause and make a difference to the lives of the underprivileged.
A Food Waste Recycling machine has been installed to successfully achieve a zero-food waste goal. It eliminates food disposal costs, reduces the hotel’s carbon footprint and converts food waste into soil nutrients for use on farms and landscaped areas.
Another waste management initiative is the implementation of an efficient waste segregation system where waste is sorted and disposed of at designated recycling stations. Burnt-out light bulbs, used batteries and old printer cartridges are collected and sent to a recycling agency for safe destruction and recycling where possible.
Armani Hotel Dubai has also created a Green Page on guestroom iPads to engage and involve guests in various sustainability initiatives. The hotel’s sustainability commitment is outlined on the hotel’s website, which highlights its focus on preserving precious resources and creating a sustainable operation that benefits guests, colleagues, the local community, and ultimately, the planet.
A certified member of Emirates Environmental Group, Armani Hotel Dubai donates gift vouchers for distribution to the dedicated volunteers of EEG to encourage further community participation. Staff members, partners and guests are also urged to make a difference by donating toys, clothes, blood and soap to the underprivileged. Various CSR projects including Walk for a Cause, clean-up programmes and the annual Earth Hour are also promoted.
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