Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai recently embarked on a journey to become EarthCheck-certified as part of the Kempinski group’s initiative to have all its hotels certified by 2021.
EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, they have helped businesses, communities and governments to deliver clean, safe, prosperous and healthy destinations for travellers to visit and live, work and play in. They understand the value of big ideas and the importance of clear communication, and they know that what can be good for the planet is also good for business.
Mark Kirk, General Manager, stated, ”I am delighted to announce that Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai has now achieved the first milestone on the EarthCheck journey and has now become bronze-certified. The hotel also undertook a major renovation of its utilities, with heat exchange systems, energy-saving lamps and water-saving systems, which resulted in a 25% reduction in its utility consumption from 2017 levels. We will continue to look at ways to improve our environmental footprint in the years ahead.”