Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong Receives EarthCheck Certificate
8 May 2013
Green-chic lifestyle hotel, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong has once again been recognised by EarthCheck, the world’s leading certifier of travel and tourism organisations, for its commitment to environmental sustainability practices.
The hotel joins industry leaders from over 65 countries in being awarded EarthCheck’s Silver Certified status. To gain this, hotels have to report their environmental footprint to independent auditors and adhere to internationally recognised standards of Best Practice.
“By going through the process of attaining the EarthCheck certificate, we were able to measure the effectiveness of our sustainability practices and review the areas that required further improvement,” says Shaun Campbell, general manager. “Our hotel will continue to build on what we have achieved in the past and embrace green initiatives in all of our daily operations.”
Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong has strived to reduce its carbon emissions and carbon footprint through a wide variety of innovative, environmentally-friendly features, ranging from energy-saving heat pumps to recovering heat from chillers and supplying hot water to guestrooms. Its organic herb garden provides fresh herbs for its restaurants and bars, menus are on iPads, and food waste and cooking oils are recycled, pioneering these benchmarks for the industry. For guests driving with a green attitude, the hotel steps in as the first hotel in Hong Kong offering to pump up guests’ electrical vehicles for free, at the hotel car park’s electric vehicle charger.
The hotel also partners up with non-profit organisations such as UNICEF, the Hong Kong Playground Association and Half the Sky Foundation to support community development.
For more information on Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, visit: http://hongkong.langhamplacehotels.com/info/enviro_csr_policy.htm
For more information on EarthCheck, visit http://www.earthcheck.org
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