Dubai, 11 May 2015: The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and a part of the global luxury hotel company Jumeirah Group, has become the first hospitality school in the world to receive the Green Globe Certification.
Mr. Ron Hilvert, Managing Director of EAHM said: “We are proud to receive this certification and we strongly believe in creating an environment that allows students and colleagues to adapt to a sustainable future by practicing Green Globe values in everyday life.”
EAHM was recognised for its contribution in encouraging students and colleagues to embrace a sustainable future. Steps taken at EAHM include the use of electronic publications in the library and the newly installed LED lights and motion-sensors which were seen as essential measures in achieving the certification. Green Globe also commended EAHM’s Student Council’s efforts to engage students and colleagues in its Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
Green Globe is the premier worldwide certification and performance improvement programme developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. Its purpose is to assist organisations to improve and develop their environmental, economic and social sustainability. The Green Globe Standard holds a selection of more than 380 compliance indicators, which are applied to 44 individual certification criteria.
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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, Bodrum, 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 Restaurant Group Dubai; 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, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management:
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai is one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and an integral part of the global luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group. It is a leading provider of University-level hospitality business education and offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed to develop the hospitality leaders of the future. EAHM works in academic association with Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and all programmes of study are fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates, the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom and THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education) in Australia. It is also a higher education member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).
For further information and enrolment requirements, please visit The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management online: www.emiratesacademy.edu
For further information please contact:
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Dr John Fong, Director of Business Development and Consulting / Associate Professor
PO Box 29662 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 315 5118
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Visit us at: www.emiratesacademy.edu