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Brussels Hotel Earns Green Recognition

August 2, 2010 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Here's some good news for those who want to travel green: The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, has become the first hotel in the city to earn the Green Key for its environmental efforts.

The Green Key is an international and worldwide available eco-label awarded to leisure organizations and facilities. To earn it, a company must meet numerous environmental requirements containing a number of criteria. Besides environmental demands, such as controlling the production of waste and the use of water and electricity, the criteria include also demands on policy, action plans, environmental education and communication.

With the obtainment of the Green Key (as well as past awards and actions), the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel hopes to demonstrate to the industry that a large-scale hotel can maintain and enhance its commercial performance through ensuring environmental sustainability as a main factor of its ethos and operations.

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is the first Brussels hotel to hit the maximum third star as 'Ecodynamique Enterprise,' an official Belgian label towards environmental efforts. It was also the first Brussels hotel to be ISO9001 certified, and is currently working towards the ISO14000 label which puts special emphasis on environmental issues.

Throughout the calendar year, the hotel will conduct various further activities based on its Responsible Business programme.


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