2014 August 25 03:00
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers awarded Green Globe Certification
Dubai, 25 August 2014: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, part of Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, is proud to announce it has been accredited with the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC).
The property was awarded 85% in the initial audit and was praised for having a good sustainability management plan, an excellent health and safety system, effective waste reduction management and excellent training measures in place. Additional factors for the accreditation include effective communication to guests on water and energy saving measures at the hotel, environmental awareness, biodiversity, conservation and information regarding naturally protected areas nearby.
Doris Greif, General Manager, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, said: “We are delighted to be accredited with this certificate which recognises the concerted steps taken and the dedication both we as a property and Abu Dhabi as a destination have in providing luxury experiences that are responsible and sustainable. Along with our long standing sponsorship and support for local hawksbill turtle rehabilitation and other environmental and social programmes, we acknowledge our role and responsibilities as a global citizen and will continue to contribute in making the world a better place wherever we can.”
The hotel now joins a growing list of Jumeirah properties which have already gained the prestigious award for their commitment to the environment including Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residences. Jumeirah Emirates Towers was the first property to receive the GGC and has been approved for the third year running. The hotel’s current audit score is 91%, the highest in the UAE and the Gulf region. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah was awarded the GCC after impressing in all areas of the audit, Jumeirah Beach Hotel was certified for its outstanding sustainability management plan and Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence became the first mixed-use property in Dubai to be accredited.
Notes to Editors:
GGC is the premier worldwide sustainability stamp for the tourism industry and is made up of 337 compliance indicators, applied to 41 individual sustainability criteria. The Green Globe Standard is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners.
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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact PR Agency for Jumeirah at Etihad Towers:
Glenn Johnston +971 (0) 50 501 5423
Ms Shireen Shakeel +971 (0) 50 298 6104
Tel: + 971(4) 3753-295
Fax: + 971 (4) 4393-582