Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel awarded Green Globe certification

April 15, 2024 | 15:48
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Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel has earned the distinction of being the first Marriott International property in Vietnam to receive the Green Globe certification in sustainability.
Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel awarded Green Globe certification
Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel goes above and beyond its commitment to sustainability by inviting guests to join them on a journey towards responsible travel, contributing to a more sustainable planet

Since 2023 and encompassed by Marriott’s Serve 360 strategy for environmental responsibility, Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel has taken significant steps towards a comprehensive approach to sustainability, including Sustainability Certification, Energy Use Assessment, Energy Reduction, Responsible Sourcing, Waste Reduction and Water Use.

Obtaining an impressive compliance score of 80 per cent, Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel becomes Green Globe’s certified member, excelling in the evaluation of its sustainability performance across four major pillars supported by over 365 indicators. The stringent audit covering our key sustainability pillars: Environmental, Socio-cultural, Quality, Health and Safety.

Julian Wong, general manager of Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel said, “Sustainable practices have become one of our key focus in the last couple of years, we are fully aware of the importance in reducing our carbon footprint as an entity as well as globally. Inspired by Marriott’s sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, our hotel efforts lie in the Sustain Responsible Operations coordinate, which encompass initiatives to reduce our global carbon, water, and waste footprints towards net-zero carbon emissions.”

Led by Stephen Wright, executive assistant manager, a Sustainability Action Committee was established in 2023 with the committed participation from all key departments.

"To achieve this accolade, we have driven responsible practices towards sustainability through various initiatives including energy-efficient measures, such as utilising and harnessing solar driven clean energy and implementing energy-saving practices through energy-efficient lighting, efficient water management system and raising awareness among guests and associates, waste reduction management by implementing recycling programmes and minimising single-use plastics throughout the hotel and committed to integrating practices into our supply chain and partnering with like-minded suppliers," Wright said.

Spearheaded by chief engineer Tan Ling, the engineer team completed the setting up of a total of 120 solar panels on the Main Tower building rooftop and 56 solar panels on the Grand Tower building rooftop that will help to reduce the hotel's carbon footprint.

Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel awarded Green Globe certification

The hotel is committed to creating a positive and sustainable impact with the removal of in-room single use plastic water bottles and replacing them with a proven and scientifically tested reverse osmosis filtered water dispenser system for your water consumption.

This project can prevent 350,000 non-degradable single use plastic water bottles from going to the landfills and therefore harming the environment each year.

Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel is a dynamic company in community engagement. This includes the strategic partnership with Operation Smile and local charities, where the property provides financial and in-kind support.

Green Globe, a global leader in sustainable tourism certification, recognises organisations that demonstrate unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and sustainable operational practices.

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