Chengdu, Sichuan. 5th August 2021: Niccolo Chengdu has enhanced its reputation as one of China’s foremost hospitality providers and a leader in environmental protection after being awarded Gold Certification by EarthCheck, a scientific and ecological benchmarking, certification and advisory group for the travel and tourism industry.
To achieve Gold Certification, Niccolo Chengdu met EarthCheck’s rigorous environmental standards across ten key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, conservation and management, land use planning, social and cultural engagement, and waste management.
“Niccolo Chengdu has confirmed its position as a true worldwide leader in responsible tourism and a genuine source of inspiration to the international tourism community,” said Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck.
“We believe what’s good for the planet can also be good for business, and we are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone. I would like to congratulate the whole team at Niccolo Chengdu on their Gold achievement, which recognises five continuous years of independent accreditation. Wharf Hotels is a leading operator in the Asia Pacific and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference,” he said.
“We’re excited Niccolo Chengdu has been recognised by EarthCheck as a top performer alongside other global sustainability leaders,” said Wharf Hotels’ President, Dr. Jennifer Cronin. “EarthCheck’s scientific principles and technical expertise is an invaluable international benchmark we use in assessing the group’s long-term sustainability journey and duty of stewardship – a course that we remain committed to in the 14 cities in which we operate as part of our guiding ESG principles.”
Adding his comments Michael Ganster, General Manager of Niccolo Chengdu said, “On behalf of my colleagues, we are honoured by this certification that acknowledges our many efforts and the choice we have made to live a sustainable life. At the hotel and to date, we effectively manage our energy resources by using energy-efficient LED lights; organise energy saving trainings and regular system maintainance to reduce energy consumption. In the guestrooms, we have replaced single-use plastic amenities with biodegradable amenities, changed paper shopping bags to canvas bags, and converted the in-room service directory into a digital version to practice sustainable development.”
With this achievement, Niccolo Chengdu is now placed in an exclusive group of tourism leaders worldwide with innovative practices in environmental protection, social and economic development and cultural preservation. A leader in sustainability in the province of Sichuan, Niccolo Chengdu is a member of the Niccolo Hotels portfolio under Wharf Hotels, a Hong Kong SAR of China-based hotel company.