Crowne Plaza Changi Airport-First in Singapore to achieve the Gold EarthCheck Certification

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has become the first hotel in Singapore to be awarded the prestigious and coveted Gold Certification through the world's leading sustainability certifier of travel and tourism organisations, EarthCheck. This exciting "first" underscores the hotel's dedication towards leading sustainability practices in the hotel industry and building a responsible business with a firm commitment to the environment.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has become the first hotel in Singapore to be awarded the prestigious and coveted Gold Certification through the world’s leading sustainability certifier of travel and tourism organisations, EarthCheck. This exciting “first” underscores the hotel’s dedication towards leading sustainability practices in the hotel industry and building a responsible business with a firm commitment to the environment.

EarthCheck, the world’s most scientifically rigorous environmental management programme is designed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. All organisations are evaluated against eleven EarthCheck benchmarks and a number of key indicators are measured including energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment. Operational data submitted by similar organisations are compared before being rated against “Baseline” and “Best Practice” levels.

Attaining the Gold Certification involves a strict auditing process of reporting and verifying the hotels environmental performance for five consecutive years. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is one of the rare organisations to have achieved the Gold Certification within five years.

“To reduce the amount of Greenhouse Gas emissions and conserve natural resources, we have to play out part in addressing the challenges faced by the planet through our environmental initiatives. We are honoured to be Singapore’s first Gold EarthCheck Certified Hotel and we will continue striving forward in terms of leading environmental conservation practices in the industry.”

“The certification is only achievable with the continuous commitment and support given by all team members of the hotel, clients and suppliers.” said Mr. Bill Sheppard, General Manager of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.

To promote sustainability, the hotel spearheads environmental activities and engages hotel staff, clients and suppliers encouraging them to participate in best environmental management practices. The hotel also consistently reduces resources and energy consumption introduced water saving control systems in guest rooms and public toilets, and carry out waste management technology techniques to reduce, reuse and recycle waste through effective waste separation.

Commenting on the hotel’s Gold Certification, Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said “I would like to congratulate Crowne Plaza Changi Airport on being the first hotel in Singapore to achieve EarthCheck’s Gold Certification. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is a stand-out sustainability champion for the InterContinental Hotels Group. The EarthCheck team is delighted by the hotel’s efforts and hard work.”

Since 2010, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been certified by EarthCheck for its environmental initiatives. The hotel has also been recognised by ASEAN Green Hotel Awards 2014 and Singapore Green Hotel Award 2013.

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