SHINE

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Our global sustainability programme, SHINE, aims to positively impact the environment, our people and the local communities where we operate our hotels and resorts. It is one of our core corporate values and we divide our sustainability practices into three key pillars – Environment, Employer and Social sustainability, with education the common thread.

Social Sustainability

How we support our local communities:

  • Educational sessions on site or at the hotel
  • General Managers and executive team members act as guest speakers at local organisations
  • Provide assistance with maintenance work
  • Donate educational materials
  • Support and empower communities where our hotels are located
  • Identify and support registered local and international charities
  • Encourage team members to volunteer for community work
  • Organise fundraising activities and donation schemes
  • Buy local products wherever possible

Employer Sustainability

Our goal is to:

  • Contribute to local economies by hiring and developing local people
  • Enable people with physical challenges and other special needs to become part of our workforce
  • Provide equal opportunities to all team members
  • Provide sustainability training and education to all team members
  • Become a preferred and values-driven employer
  • Promote fairness and transparency in compensation and benefits

Environmental Sustainability

Our focus is:

  • Introducing supplier sustainability partnerships where possible
  • Reducing water consumption
  • Optimising energy consumption
  • Reducing CO2 emissions
  • Introducing renewable energy
  • Managing waste
  • Sourcing bio-degradable alternatives to chemical products
  • Prioritising sustainable construction solutions

OUR GREEN GLOBE PARTNERSHIP

OUR GREEN GLOBE PARTNERSHIP

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel group to commit to Green Globe Certification for its properties worldwide as part of its company-wide goal to establish a common and global approach to environmental, employer and social sustainability. Since partnering with Green Globe - the world’s leading certification body for sustainable practices in the hospitality industry – we have set international benchmarks. Not only have we been named the world’s most Green Globe certified hotel group, but more than 50% of our qualified hotels and resorts have achieved Green Globe’s Gold Status, which recognises properties that have been compliant for five years or more.

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OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH RIGHT4CHILDREN

OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH RIGHT4CHILDREN

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As part of our commitment to Social Sustainability, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has established a long-term partnership with Right4Children, a Nepal-based NGO that helps provide disadvantaged youngsters with access to education and job opportunities.

Since 2009, we have run the highly-successful Mövenpick Hospitality Programme, with 132 youngsters completing one of three six-month training courses covering Housekeeping, Culinary Services (chefs) and Food and Beverage Services (waiters). Of those graduates, 85% have secured job placements at a Mövenpick property in the Middle East (Dubai, Jordan and Doha), while others have gained employment in the local hospitality industry.     

The wider impact of this programme is just as significant, with more than 650 family members of course participants benefiting from the outcome of their training in terms of gainful employment with regular income.

Mövenpick’s partnership with Right4Children is part of SHINE, our global corporate social responsibility programme.

For information on Right4Children visit www.right4children.org

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BEST PRACTICES

BEST PRACTICES

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Orange trees in Dead Sea
Each year, our team at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea harvests 2,000 kg of oranges from the resort gardens, some of which the chefs make into marmalade that is served at breakfast.

Beach-cleaning in Bahrain
Each year, Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain organises a beach-cleaning event, where more than 80 employees volunteer to collect discarded items. Last year, 200 bags were collected and safely disposed of, some of which were sent to a recycling factory.

Soap for Hope in Dubai
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai recycles unused soaps from its guest rooms and donates them to "Soap for Hope", an initiative led by Sealed Air, a company that salvages soap slivers and creates new bars for needy communities.
Each year our team at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba reuses 6,000 cubic metres (1,585,032 gallons) of pool water through the backwash process, which re-filters pool water before sending it to the irrigation tank, instead of disposing dirty water. The recycled water is later used to water the plants.

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