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Movenpick Hotel Munich-Airport is a top sustainable performer


Green Globe announces re-certification of the Movenpick Hotel Munich-Airport in Germany

This property counts among the top performing businesses worldwide, and has demonstrated exceptional efforts and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and corporate responsibility over the past few years. The Movenpick Hotel Munich-Airport was presented The Annual Green Globe Highest Achievement Award 2012 for the region of Europe.
“It’s a great achievement for the Movenpick Hotel Munich-Airport to be re-certified and reaching such a high score,” said Albert Wechsler, Director at the hotel. “Our Green Globe recognition will be motivating for the entire team. It is our goal to thrive for perfection, and we are deeply committed to live the Green Globe principles on a daily basis. I am blessed to head such a dedicated team of employees, demonstrating a strong desire to protect our planet.”
A long-term sustainability management system is in effect at the Movenpick Hotel Munich-Airport; energy consumption is strictly monitored. Environmentally-friendly actions are at the heart of all operations through initiatives such as the introduction of biodegradable pens, wooden key cards, ecological bathroom amenities, and Movenpick Fair Trade Coffee. Guests are encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint and preserve water resources. Packaging is reduced to a minimum, and the purchasing policy favors local suppliers adhering to environmental practices. Considerable efforts have been made to educate staff and reach out into the wider community, creating a property clearly dedicated to both personal responsibility and informing, empowering, and improving its surrounding environment.
Movenpick Hotels&Resorts uses the framework for Strategic Sustainable Development, a proven science-based model helping businesses to better understand and integrate sustainability in its strategy and operations. The framework was initiated by the Swedish-born international NGO, The Natural Step [ www.thenaturalstep.org ]. The framework contains logical guidelines to identify current challenges, future possibilities, and smart-step-wise approaches to move towards sustainability and to capitalize on a more refined way of sustainability driven markets.
Movenpick Hotels&Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in over 24 countries with 78 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and KohSamui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Haiman Island, China), Djerba, and Tozeur (Tunisia).

Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts specializes in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Movenpick Hotels&Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Movenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick.com .
Contact: Albert Wechsel, Regional Director, Movenpick Hotel Munich Airport, Ludwigstrasse 43, 85399 Halbergmoos, Germany, Phone +49 811 888 501, Fax +49 811 888 538, Email albert.wechsel@moevenpick.com , www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Green Globe Certification 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 Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information, visit www.greenglobe.com


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