Green Globe announced re-certification of Andel’s Hotel Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Over the past few years, this deluxe hotel has continuously demonstrated social responsibility and commitment to minimize the impact on the environment.
“We are honored to earn the prestigious Green Globe re-certification and international recognition,” said Ralph Alsdorf, General Manager at Andel’s Hotel Berlin, “Since our initial certification in 2011, we have been striving to improve our environmental efforts. With our long-term sustainability management system in effect, we could reduce our energy and water consumption dramatically. The respectful and economical use of resources has been a passion throughout all departments at our hotel, and I am proud to say that we do meet all requirements to be a designated green building.”
The property’s zero-impact policy encourages guests to support a carbon-neutral stay and to minimize their environmental footprint. Cleaning of bed linen and bathrooms are provided on request, all cleaning products are biodegradable and eco-labeled. The commitment extends to the hotel restaurants and all menus offer local, seasonal dishes. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and local suppliers adhering to sustainable practices are given preference. Andel’s Hotel Berlin implemented a comprehensive communications strategy to promote its sustainability policy, employees benefit from regular training sessions to increase awareness and achieve the environmental goals set by the hotel. Being one of Berlin’s largest congress and event hotels, the property offers a number of options for eco-friendly meetings and events.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, said: “We are extremely pleased to re-certify Andel’s Hotel in Berlin. This property identified the need for sustainable performance at an early stage and complies with an impressive 84% against Green Globe Certification criteria. I am impressed with their dedication to innovative projects. For 2013, the hotel is developing ways to obtain green energy from a hydro-electric power station in Scandinavia.”