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Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong Earns EarthCheck Silver Certificate

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Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong has again been awarded the EarthCheck Silver Certificate for its ongoing commitment to environmentally friendly practices and causes.

 In order to achieve Silver status, Eaton, Hong Kong has had to report its environmental performance to the independent auditor and be benchmarked against international best practice standards recognised across the travel and tourism industry. An in-depth on-site assessment was also conducted at the hotel.

Of the eight areas assessed, Eaton, Hong Kong achieved Best Practice rating in no fewer than five sections, including policy, minimizing energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, potable water consumption, waste sent to landfill and the rating of cleaning products used.

Were delighted to be certified by EarthCheck, and are very proud of everyone who has been involved in this process. The Silver status proves the success of Eaton, Hong Kongs on-going practices in developing and maintaining our environmental policy. But were not content to stop there and are now exploring ways to take our energy for these causes in to the wider community, both locally and across the industry, said Shane Pateman, General Manager of Eaton, Hong Kong.

Since 2009, Eaton, Hong Kong has been continuously launching major efforts to actively strengthen its commitment to sustainability and has incorporated these concepts into numerous areas of the hotel and its operation:

Introduction of Green Wall featuring 3,600 Sansevieria trifasciata plants that assist in improving indoor air quality through photosynthesis.

 Use of Sustainable and Renewable Resources fully sustainable and renewable bamboo wood material is used as an alternative to wood for lobby walling to minimise the impact of industrial logging.

Launch of Smart Room Product To demonstrate of how stylish well-chosen green products can be today, this newly launched room uses only LED lighting, a modern environmentally-friendly woven-vinyl flooring and revolutionary acoustic wall panels that are produced with recycled materials.

Reducing the Hotels Carbon Footprint

To reduce the hotels carbon footprint, Eaton has taken further proactive steps with a series of new green initiatives:

Invest in new technology to minimise plastic waste Eaton, Hong Kong has suspended the use of plastic bottled water. Instead the hotel invested HK$500,000 to install an eco-friendly drinking water purification system that allows glass bottles to be re-used.

Development of eco-friendly services To encourage guests to go green with Eaton, additional eco-friendly services have been rolled out such as offering wider vegetarian choices for diners every Monday, the development of the Green Meetings by Eaton meeting package to ensure every element of meetings held at Eaton will be environmentally friendly and able to achieve the target of reducing the clients carbon footprint, as well as that of the hotel.

See also: HD Video Interview with GM of Eaton Hotel Hong Kong and HD Video of a Smart Room at Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong.

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