While they were awarded the prestigious label of environmental excellence, “Green Key”, Split hotel Le Meridien Lav also announced that they would be joining the global “Earth Hour” movement, reports HRTurizam on March 25, 2017.
Responsibility for nature and the environment is one of the key elements of action for responsible companies, and it is thanks to their responsible environmental thinking and actions that Split hotel Le Meridien Lav has been ranked in the prestigious company of one of the most respected social responsibility programs for hotel tourism – the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) “Green Key”.
The “Green Key” was founded in 1994 in Denmark with an aim to promote sustainable tourism. The long-term goal of the “Green Key” contributes to the prevention of climate change and environmental protection. This prestigious honor is awarded only after there has been the thorough inspection of facilities with verification of systematic work according to strict criteria. In addition to the environmental aspects that relate primarily to the positive impact of companies and accommodation facilities on the environment, this program aims to enable companies through economic gains as a result of reduced consumption and provides marketing strategies to promote accommodation capacities and environmental labels.
“We are proud that our responsible actions, together with guests and partners of the Split Le Méridien hotels, have helped us to become members of this prestigious society of businesses that hold environmental sustainability and social responsibility as most important for first-rate hotel services and successful business results. This recognition is not just a reward, but rather a commitment to continue with our daily activities, and we will continue to set high standards in caring for the environment. I am pleased that the actions of both the employees of our hotel, as well as our guests, have helped us to become holders of this international mark of excellence ‘Green Key’,” said Arnoud Zaalberg, general manager of Le Meridien Lav Hotel in Split.
Le Meridien Lav will also be participating alongside other Split businesses, and even Diocletian’s palace, in joining the Earth Hour movement. The hotel will turn off the lights that are not essential for a smooth stay and the safety of guests this evening, March 25, from 20:30-21:30.
“This is one symbolic time that we, together with our guests and employees, can spend in partial darkness as a reminder that we need to ensure the sustainable future of our planet. Le Meridien Lav is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and is closely connected with changes that happen under human influence. Taking care of the environment must become a part of our everyday lives, and we must think of the generations that come after us, and we must leave the heritage of our hotel and everything that surrounds it, the sea and the beautiful nature,” concluded Arnoud Zaalberg.