Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has received the certificate of approval from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance for its compliance with the International Organisation for Standardisation 14001 (ISO 14001), the
first of its kind to be conferred upon a Singapore-based hotel.
The ISO 14001 requires an organisation to achieve and demonstrate that a
sound environmental management system is in place. This internationally
recognised standard is objectively audited based on stringent
requirements. Environmentally friendly and cost efficient practices
that were assessed include the use of energy saving light bulbs,
biodegradable cleaning materials, water restrictors and sewage treatment
facilities to prevent water pollution.
The management and staff at
the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, have
conscientiously adopted environmentally responsible practices since the
late 1990s. Following the publication of the “Montreal Protocol on
Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer” in 1998, the Shangri-La Hotel,
Singapore was one of the first hotels to have non-chlorofluorocarbon
(non-CFC) chillers. The hotel was also the winner of the “ASEAN Energy
Award – Retrofitted Building Category” in 2002. In 2006, a unique
orchid hybrid, named “Dendrobium by Shangri-La Singapore,” was specially
registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in the United Kingdom to
reinforce the commitment to botany and environmental awareness at the
“After a decade of pioneering environmentally responsible practices, it
is the natural progression for Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore to benchmark
this system against an internationally recognised set of standards.
With the rising importance of corporate social responsibility, many
global companies do not only adopt socially responsible practices but also expect their partners and suppliers to do the same. The
ISO 14001 certification gives all stakeholders an objective assessment of our
hotel’s total compliance to environmental, social, legal and commercial
requirements,” said Mr. Thierry Douin, area manager and general manager
of the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore joins 23 sister hotels including a private members’ club that have already achieved the same
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