Green Globe announced re-certification of Moevenpick Resort Taba in Egypt. For the past few years, this luxury hotel has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and sustainable management.
The success of Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts lies in its integration into their business strategy.
“Once again we won another cornerstone in the global sustainability path,” said Mr. Osama Abaza, General Manager at the Moevenpick Resort Taba, “This re-certification is a testament that sustainability became a lifestyle at Moevenpick Resort Taba, and I would like to thank the entire hotel team for their commitment and ongoing efforts that resulted in maintaining this prestigious award.”
A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at the Moevenpick Resort Taba where energy and water consumption is strictly monitored. In addition, the property conducts various projects on alternative green energy sources and water preservation. Waste volume, weight and reduction goals are specified, and garbage is being segregated per the hotel’s waste management policy. Packaging is reduced to a minimum and local suppliers are given preference. Awareness among guests is promoted through a comprehensive communications strategy, which includes information on natural surroundings, local cultures, cultural heritage, and appropriate behavior while visiting heritage sites.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented: “We are extremely pleased to award re-certification to the Moevenpick Resort Taba in Egypt. This resort confirmed its leading position in Egyptian tourism for environmental awareness and fully supports the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism’s green initiatives. The Ministry of Tourism has set an integrated ‘Tourism Sustainable Development Plan’ that will continue with improvements to the tourism sector up to 2020. Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts is one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all properties worldwide.”