Ramada Ajman Bags Green Globe Certification for Three Years in a Row
Awarded for its sustainable contribution to voluntary climate protection
Also received Climate Neutral Business Travel confirmation for offsetting 48 tonnes of CO2 emission
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman secured its third consecutive Green Globe certification.
As part of its continuous commitment to sustainable tourism, the hotel was also granted a Climate Neutral Business Travel certification for 2016 and 2017. The recognition is issued by myclimate, a Swiss climate protection organisation, in partnership with Farnek Middle East. Ramada Ajman was awarded for its sustainable contribution to voluntary climate protection by offsetting 48.02 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission. myclimate’s carbon offset projects aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on site by replacing energy sources with negative impact on the climate with clean and renewable alternatives.
Iftikhar Hamdani, general manager, commented: “On top of completing the prestigious Green Globe certification for three consecutive years, Ramada Ajman is proud to have another notable accomplishment as a climate-neutral hotel for partaking in high-quality carbon offset projects. Our green committee will persevere on its environmental duties and incessantly spread awareness on the impact of sustainability, beyond the hospitality and tourism sectors.”
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman is the first hotel in the Northern Emirates to receive the Green Globe certification. The hotel’s initiatives include the zero landfill project, urban farm, reverse osmosis water plant, and biodiesel conversion from used cooking oil, to name a few. The hotel’s green committee recently participated in mangrove planting project in Ajman. Iftikhar Hamdani was also invited to speak on the topic of Taking Responsibility for Environmental Impacts at the recent Arabian Travel Market; at a panel discussion about Expo 2020: Opportunities, Mobility and Sustainability, organised by Top Hotels World Tour; and at the panel organised by and at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2018.
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.
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.