Munich, 15 November 2021 – Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich has set a new standard for the city. With an unwavering commitment to environmental protection, the Munich grand hotel has received the coveted Gold certification from EarthCheck following five straight years of certification.
With this achievement, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich is now placed in an exclusive group of company’s worldwide with world-leading practices in environmental protection, social and economic development and cultural preservation. A pioneer in luxury hospitality in Europe, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich is the first Kempinski hotel worldwide to receive Gold certification from EarthCheck.
“To achieve Gold, we closely monitor the environmental and social impacts of our hotel operation including energy and water consumption, carbon footprint, total waste generation and our engagement with the city,” says Holger Schroth, Managing Director of Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich.
To achieve Gold certification, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich has had to meet EarthCheck’s rigorous environmental standards across ten key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, conservation and management, land use planning and management and waste management.
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski promotes the use of green electricity, meticulously separates and identifies its waste and builds the capacity of all their employees on the fundamentals of environmental protection. During its recent renovation of their rooms, energy and climate protection requirements were considered and implemented during the planning phase. These included:
- Facade insulation,
- Heat-insulating windows,
- LED lighting,
- Air-conditioning and ventilation systems with heat recovery,
- Intelligent in-room energy management system
“Achieving EarthCheck Gold Certification is not an easy task; there are no shortcuts, no avenues to buy your way in,” says EarthCheck CEO and Founder, Mr Stewart Moore. “It’s a matter of being able to prove the integrity of an organisation’s operational practices year-in and year-out, and then be willing to have everything verified by an independent, third-party auditor.”