The Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong has
become the first Novotel in China to achieve Green Globe Certified
status under the worldwide Green Globe Certification Program.
Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong was
assessed according to eight performance criteria that will
guarantee, among other things, better waste management, less
pollution, and energy and water consumption control.
benchmarking phase of 7 months, the Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon
Hong Kong was audited in order to obtain Green Globe
Certification, and will undergo the same process every year in
order to guarantee that the criteria are maintained.
Shane Pateman, General Manager of
Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong said, “We are
delighted and pleased that Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon
Hong Kong has achieved Certified status in Green Globe,
and our team are excited and supportive about this
program. The hotel is conscientious about raising the
awareness level of its environmental mission among our
guests. We have made significant improvement on energy
saving, by revisiting hours of external lighting,
ensuring optimum use of low energy lighting, introducing
variable speed drives and managing better the use of
All levels of staff were involved with environmental
awareness and a series of briefings on the hotel’s commitment to
sustainable development, such as tree planting, organic farming
and water treatment visits were arranged earlier in the year. A
small committee was formed and led by a Green Globe Project Co-ordinator
with all levels of staff involved. Each member was designated with
a specific responsibility.
Staff at Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon
Hong Kong are also encouraged to share the environmental commitment
with guests, suppliers, contractors, agents and wholesale
partners. Through the hotel’s guest room towel using program,
guests are encouraged to reuse their towels instead of having them
re-laundered. Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon Hong Kong also actively
reminds their guests to save electricity and water by broadcasting
environmental messages on the TVs in the guest rooms.
The hotel is now working on taking its initiatives to the next
level in efforts to raise levels in all indicators for the
next benchmarking exercise which it will undertake annually. A key
focus for next year includes reducing the
use of paper by 25% in one year.
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