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Managing for Sustainability

            In an article I found on November 10th in Global Travel Industry News, Amsterdam Airport’s Hyatt Place is famous for offering a wide variety of enriching experiences for both business and leisure travelers. For the second year in a row, Green Globe has recertified Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport. Green Globe is a worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses.[1] This hotel takes the business of sustainability and being considerably ecofriendly very seriously. Over the past years the hotel installed light sensors in hallways and storage rooms, and LED lamps in emergency staircases and the garage. Using sensors on the lights greatly reduces unused energy as well as helping to preserve energy. Amsterdam’s Place of action plan over 2016 to 2020 is to replace all conventional lighting with LED lights in public areas.

Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport is also committed to Hyatt Thrive, the group’s corporate responsibility strategy and platform. Their idea is to create long-term value for people the hotel engages with and the local communities. To make this all happen there is extensive training in green practices that are provided for all new staff members. Three Hyatt Earth training modules are delivered each year entitled- Creating Awareness, Waste and Pollution, and Energy and Water[2]. The hotel and its CR policy, is to make every effort possible to do business with suppliers that respect the Hyatt’s Supplier Code of Conduct. The business hopes that working together with suppliers, social and environmental responsible and ethical business practices will evolve. Hyatt Place is very seriously about wanting the best for their clients and the people around them by being sustainable and helpful to the environment.

Hyatt is also committed to the support and respect of the fundamental protection of human rights. The group is committed to managing its core business consistent with fundamental human rights and attempts to foster similar ideals amongst property owners, franchise operators and suppliers.[3] In 2015, Hyatt signed the End Child Prostitution and Trafficking Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct. Also, it collected used soaps from the hotels and donated them to the Save the Soap foundation. As one can see the Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport has made sustainability a top priority and is continuously trying help and protect those in need. Hyatt is a perfect example of a company that is making managing sustainability as well as helping others a top priority.





[1] “Sustainable Conduct Is the Code at Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport.” ETurboNews Global Travel Industry News, Editor, 10 Nov. 2017, eturbonews.com/170190/sustainable-conduct-code-hyatt-place-amsterdam-airport.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

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