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Al Bustan Rotana Dubai becomes ISO 14001 certified

Hotel is the first in the Rotana group to win the certification

NEWS, SUSTAINABILITY, Facilities Management, Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Environment, ISO 14001, Rotana, Rotana hotel

Al Bustan Rotana Dubai has become the Rotana Group’s first hotel to be awarded the internationally recognised ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems.

ISO 14001 provides a set of standardised requirements for environmental management systems. Companies gain certification by implementing policies, procedures and systems that follow and meet ISO standards, which are assessed by a third-party certification body.

In order to attain the certification, Al Bustan Rotana Dubai implemented a number of strategic changes in its operations, which included reducing and saving on energy consumption in the hotel premises, reducing noise pollution, monitoring and reducing mix waste and recyclables, and waste separation.

"The whole process included an extensive series of initiatives towards environmental sustainability in all facets of our hotel operations,” said Muhammad Ihsanullah, cluster director of environment, health and safety at Al Bustan Rotana and Al Murooj Rotana, who drove the project.

“It required a lot of internal coordination, and my colleagues' cooperation combined with their active involvement was truly invaluable,” Ihsanullah said. “It was definitely an opportunity for us to showcase our teamwork, which paved the way for our success in this project."

Commenting on the certification, Hussein Hachem, cluster general manager of Al Bustan Rotana and Al Murooj Rotana Dubai, said: "Being ISO 14001-certified is indeed a big achievement for our hotel. Not only for being the first Rotana property to earn this important certification, but more importantly, this is an internationally-recognised manifestation of our strong commitment towards effective environmental management.”

“We are proud of this achievement and very pleased to share this important recognition to all our clients, guests and business partners who are definitely assured of our environment-friendly facilities and services, which are at par with global standards,” Hachem added.

 

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