Crowne Plaza Changi Airport receives Distinction Award at 3R Awards for Hotels
The hotel’s efforts towards building a responsible and sustainable business have been recognised through the years.
SINGAPORE - Crowne Plaza Changi Airport was presented the Distinction Award at the 3R Awards for Hotels on 24 October 2016. The hotel received its first Distinction Award in 2014 and this second win attests to its firm commitment towards environmental sustainability and reaffirms its position as one of the most eco-friendly hotels in Singapore.
The hotel’s efforts towards building a responsible and sustainable business have been recognised through the years. It was the first hotel in Singapore to be awarded the prestigious EarthCheck Gold Certification in 2014 and had won the Singapore Green Hotel Award 2015 and 2014 and ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2016 and 2014.
Some of the key initiatives include the adoption of EcoWiz Food Digester which converts food waste into water which is then used for washing the bin centre; the installation of Jemflo water flow controllers to reduce water consumption; incorporating 3R initiatives widely within the hotel with readily available recycling points; involving guests in green practices by placing linen and towel reuse cards in guestrooms; providing training to employees on waste separation and reduction, and the use of environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport also works with Sealed Air on the 'Soap for Hope' initiative to provide, sanitise and recycle used soap bars into new bars for distribution to underprivileged communities around the region. The hotel also participates in the 'Linen for Life' programme by donating linens, which can be repurposed into pillow cases, sleeping bags and simple clothing, which are then sold by the underprivileged communities to earn a livelihood.
Sunshine Wong, General Manager of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport said, “We are honoured to receive this award for the second time. We look forward to continuing our good work in engaging our stakeholders and guests in green activities to promote a more sustainable future, whilst enhancing the guests' experience."
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is committed to taking proactive steps to protect our environment and endeavours to improve our environmental performance through compliance with regulations and by initiating sustainable actions to help our environment and community.