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Jumeirah Group’s colleague accommodation Oasis Village achieves Green Globe certification first

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Jumeirah Group’s colleague accommodation Oasis Village achieves Green Globe certification first

Dubai, 16 February 2015:  Jumeirah Group’s colleague accommodation ‘Oasis Village’ in Dubai has broken a new record after becoming the first facility of its kind in the Middle East to gain the Green Globe certification.

Oasis Village achieved a compliance score of 77% against the Green Globe certification standard.

Home to over 4,500 Jumeirah colleagues, Oasis Village underwent rigorous testing during the audit which was conducted by the independent consultancy body Farnek, Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East.

The facility was tested using the same stringent criteria that is used for hotels in the region and is now the first colleague accommodation facility in the Middle East to secure the Green Globe certification. Auditors were impressed with the range of recycling, sustainability and social responsibility initiatives implemented which encompassed all aspects of the operation at Oasis Village including transportation and landscaping.

Colette Leeman, Director of Colleague Services at Jumeirah Group, said: “Our colleagues are honoured and proud to be the first recipient of the Green Globe certification for the colleague accommodation category within the Middle East. We recognise the inevitable impact of our daily business operation on the environment and fully support initiatives that minimise that. We take responsibility to try and reduce the pressure on our community as much as possible and are committed to maintaining a sustainable colleague accommodation facility, our home away from home.”

To celebrate this landmark achievement the award was presented by Sandrine Le Biavant, Director of Consultancy at Farnek, to members of the Oasis Village team including Colette Leeman, Melanie Ortiz, Colleague Services Manager, Stephanie Robertson, Health, Safety and Environment Manager and George Gordon, Director of Facilities.                    

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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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com

About Green Globe Certification

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.  Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Green Globe is also a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

For further information please contact:
Director of External Communications
Corporate Communications
Jumeirah Group 
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
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