Hotel Madera Hong Kong has become the first hotel in Hong Kong and Mainland China to attain green credentials by receiving TUV Rheinland Eco-Hotel certification.
“Hotel Madera Hong Kong operates in line with excellent performance standards and implements environmentally sustainable business practices, a sign of its commitment to various green programmes. As a high-consumption industry, it is inevitable that the hotel and tourism sector would become caught up in the trend towards reduced carbon emissions and environmental protection,” said TUV Rheinland COO, Raymond Chan at the certification ceremony.
Florence Ng, Head of Madera Hospitality Management, spoke of Hotel Madera’s commitment to sustainable practices.
“We are pleased to become the first TUV Rheinland-certified Eco-Hotel in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland in recognition of our concerted efforts to protect the environment,” said Ms Ng.
Using international environmental management system standards such as ISO 14001, TUV Rheinland certification looks at areas including energy savings, occupational health and safety, food safety and corporate social responsibility, and follows the reuse, reduce and recycle concept. Reducing running costs and increasing market leverage is also examined by the certification team during the certification process.
TUV Rheinland Eco-Hotel certification is achieved through criteria including site inspection, documentation review, interviews with staff and management, and the implementation of an action plan.
Hotel Madera Hong Kong will now be added to the list of more than 1,000 hotels in over 20 countries that have achieve the TUV Rheinland’s Eco-tourism accreditation.
Information regarding the certification will be listed on Certipedia, TUV Rheinland’s online certification database. Prospective hotel guests are able to access information from the website, allowing them to make an informed decision regarding the sustainable claims of the hotel.