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Cape Town hotel achieves Green Leaf Eco Standard Core Certification

Online since 5.11.2015 • Filed under Advertorial • From Issue 16 page(s) 189
Cape Town hotel achieves Green Leaf Eco Standard Core Certification

The Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore has achieved the coveted Green Leaf Eco Standard Core Certification through its partnership with Green Leaf Sustainability Services and its Think Planet and Living Responsible business initiatives.

Driven by sustainable change and environmental impact, the leadership at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore embarked on the sustainability journey with the Green Leaf project to ensure that a lasting legacy remains in the region, and that locals are proud of the impact made by the group. The standard was accomplished through various initiatives, including:

• Introducing low-flow water showerheads in guest  rooms.

• A lighting retrofit that included swopping out thousands of high energy consuming Halogen down lights with the significantly more efficient LED versions.

• The building uses heat pumps that are up to ten times more efficient than boilers to heat water.

• In all rooms, key card systems that switch off all lights and air conditioners when the room is unoccupied are in use.

• Responsible purchasing practices such as buying over 80% of its products from local suppliers were introduced.

• A waste recycling project was implemented to reduce the amount of waste to landfill. Park Inn Foreshore recognises the importance of getting its staff involved in reducing its impact on the environment. This is done by actively promoting sustainable business practices through its Think Planet and Responsible Business programmes, as well as ensuring that all employees receive Responsible Business training to ensure full  compliance and participation. The Green Leaf™ Eco Standard (GLES) is a global standard for measuring, managing and verifying sustainable business performance in an impartial manner. The Standard is designed to meet and exceed compliance with South African and international Codes of Good Practice and integrated reporting, and is a blueprint for achieving a sustainable, profitable future that is impact neutral and draws on the philosophy and 50-year track record in environmental leadership of its co-founder, the Wilderness Foundation.

Certification under the Standard demonstrates a firm commitment to sustainability, both to the environment and socially, under the globallyrecognised symbol of the Wilderness Foundation, the Green Leaf™. The GLES is implemented internationally by accredited agencies that ensure impartiality and quality during the certification process. The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore is located in the CBD and is close to top tourist attractions and the CTICC.

Green Leaf™ Eco Standard

E marketing@greenleafss.net

W www.greenleafecostandard.net

W www.parkinn.com/hotel-capetown

Issue 16

Issue 16

November 2015

This article was featured on page 189 of
To Build Magazine Issue 16.

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