Singapore: The First Hotel Awarded Prestigious Gold EarthCheck Certification

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SINGAPORE- Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has become the first hotel in Singapore to be awarded the prestigious and coveted Gold Certification through the world’s leading sustainability certifier of travel and tourism Organisations, EarthCheck. This exciting “first” underscores the hotel’s dedication towards leading sustainability practices in the hotel industry and building a responsible business with a firm commitment to the environment.

EarthCheck is designed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. Organisations are evaluated against eleven EarthCheck benchmarks and a number of key indicators are measured including energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment. Operational data submitted by similar organisations are compared before being rated against “Baseline” and Best Practice” levels.

Attaining the Gold Certification involves a strict auditing process of reporting and verifying the hotels environmental performance for five consecutive years. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is one of the rare organizations to have achieved the Gold Certification within five years.

To promote sustainability, the hotel spearheads environmental activities and engages hotel staff, clients and suppliers encouraging them to participate in best environmental management practices. The hotel also consistently reduces resources and energy consumption introduced water saving control systems in guest rooms and public toilets, and carry out waste management technology techniques to reduce, reuse and recycle waste through effective waste separation.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been certified by EarthCheck for its environmental initiatives since 2010. The hotel has also been recognised by ASEAN Green Hotel Awards 2014 and Singapore Green Hotel Award 2013.

Source: Travel Weekly Asia

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