Abu Dhabi hotel was praised for having a good sustainability management plan.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi has been accredited with the Green Globe Certification (GGC), an internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses.
The property was awarded 85% in the initial audit and was praised for having a good sustainability management plan, health and safety system, waste reduction management and 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.
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.