Read us | Listen to us | Watch us | Join Live Events | Turn Off Ads | Live |

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu

Park Hotel Amsterdam – a Green Globe way of life

Written by editor

LOS ANGELES, California – The award-winning Park Hotel Amsterdam in The Netherlands is a quietly sophisticated hotel offering understated elegance and unparalleled service in an intimate, home-away-fr

LOS ANGELES, California – The award-winning Park Hotel Amsterdam in The Netherlands is a quietly sophisticated hotel offering understated elegance and unparalleled service in an intimate, home-away-from–home atmosphere. Located in the city center of Amsterdam, nestled in the middle of the stunning Fashion & Museum district is the newest, fashionable urban boutique hotel styled in contemporary luxury.

Green Globe congratulates the Park Hotel Amsterdam on its recent recertification for the second year in a row and on its commitment to sustainable management and operations.

As a sustainable business the property considers the impact of its activities on the planet and also aims to positively influence all people that are involved within and outside the company.

Green Globe Partner and auditor Sarah Jenny, Director Duurzame Hotels Netherlands said, “By conducting interviews with the employees of the Park Hotel Amsterdam, I could conclude that Green Globe is not perceived as a set of criteria to follow, but really it has become a “way of life”. Not only at work but also at home, everyone is enjoying thinking and acting green.”

The hotel has twelve Green Globe Ambassadors that are members of its Green Team. In addition to instigating the Green Globe criteria, they are also looking for improvement within the hotel and try to motivate their colleagues to do the same. Their responsibility is to collect new ideas, which are then discussed with the management and if possible implemented.

”As a proud member of Green Globe, Park Hotel Amsterdam is always on the lookout for better and more ways to be part of a conscious society on a local and international scale. Being aware of our role as a prominent hotel in the center of Amsterdam, our employees actively participate by making efforts in sustainability. The commitment of our hotel in creating awareness, is ideally reflected in the way both locals and our hotel guests treat the city,” said Scott van Schaick, the Vice President of the Green Globe Ambassadors group and also the Guest Service Manager at the hotel.

The Park Hotel Amsterdam has developed a comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan that targets the reduction of energy and water consumption and waste volume. With the guidance of Green Globe criteria the hotel monitors energy (gas and electricity) and water usage on a monthly basis. To reduce energy usage a building management system controls heating and cooling in the hotel and energy efficient lighting and equipment are utilized. In addition, low flow reducers are fitted in hotel rooms and public facilities in showers, baths, toilets and faucets.

The Park Hotel Amsterdam has a recycling program in place. Furthermore, the hotel actively co-operates with local suppliers to reduce waste output and carbon emissions through initiatives such as reusing or returning delivery containers and using bulk packaging. Finally, as part of the hotel’s environmental responsibility practices, staff members are encouraged to focus on eco-gestures such as sorting waste, reporting leaking faucets and by using public transportation.

For more information, click here.

About Green Globe Certification

Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Green Globe is a member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .