Ramada Ajman awarded with Green Globe certification
First hotel in Ajman to receive the certification
Ajman, UAE, (November 30, 2015) – Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman receives the prestigious Green Globe certification, following a comprehensive audit carried out by Farnek Middle East. The property is the first hotel in the Ajman to secure the certification, which is the result of its creative approach to sustainable management. Ramada Ajman is the first in the UAE to launch a compost project for hotels, and also engages an energy-saving scheme, and a variety of awareness campaigns highlighting sustainability.
The hotel is already recognised for its leadership in UAE having utilized its on-site food composter to pursue a Zero Landfill target. This initiative has also led to the creation an urban farm growing local seasonal crops and vegetables used daily by the hotel kitchen.
Ramada Ajman gained a strong reputation as a sustainability ambassador in Ajman, coordinating an environmental drawing competition in 2013 reaching out to 2,500 students and their families.
Along with the Zero Landfill target some of the sustainable practices incorporated in the daily operations of the 388-roomproperty include recycling of waste material including paper, bottles, cans and glass, cost-effective measures to reduce water and electricity consumption in the guest rooms and offices, and regular training of staff to help spread awareness among the guests and community.
The certification was officially presented by Sandrine Le Biavant, Director of Consultancy of Farnek Middle East, Green Globe’s preferred partner in the region which provides consultancy and auditing on behalf of the organisation.
Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, commented, “The Green Globe certification is a further testament to our continuous commitment in sustainability through our efficient waste management system, water and energy conservation practices, and awareness campaigns within our team and in the hospitality industry. It took the property a year to prepare for the audit and fulfil with the high standards set by Green Globe, to make sure that we are on the right track. I would like to commend the team for all their efforts as we are finally able to secure the esteemed certification.”
Le Biavant of Farnek Middle East remarked, “We are pleased to welcome Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman in the growing list of Green Globe-certified hotels in the UAE. The property has been an ambassador in terms of sustainability in the tourism and hospitality industry in Ajman and the Northern Emirates, and we are positive that more ideas will be carried out in the future.”
About Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman
Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman is the premier accommodation at the heart of UAE’s emirate on the rise. Conveniently located along Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the hotel provides easy access to the UAE’s main airports, commercial centres and cultural attractions. With its spacious and stylish accommodation, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman caters to both business and leisure travellers, whether on short trips or long-term stays. The hotel offers modern comforts matched with unparalleled service. Guests can enjoy sumptuous food selection at Orchid Restaurant, R Cafe and the 24-hour room service, as well as the hotel’s first-rate facilities including a gym, indoor swimming pool, spa, and free access to its exclusive beach club.
Farnek is one of the region’s foremost property and facilities management outsource companies. With a skilled workforce of more than 2,200 people, Farnek has offices in the Northern Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and maintains over 2,500 properties alone on behalf of many international and regional companies.
About Green Globe
Green Globe is the premier worldwide certification and performance improvement programme developed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. Green Globe assists organisations to improve their economic, social and environmental sustainability while being rewarded and recognised for it. The Green Globe Certification Standard provides Hotel and Resort organisations with a framework to conduct a comprehensive assessment of their environmental sustainability performance, through which they can monitor improvements and achieve certification.