The ranges of environmental initiatives have been well-recognised with the Madinat Jumeirah recently receiving the Green Globe certification. The property is the first mixed-use hospitality project to be recognised with this certification.
Margaret Paul, general manager at Madinat Jumeirah, said: “We are continually working to create a balance at the resort, enhance knowledge of our local culture and preserve our environment.”
The Madinat conference centre became the first to be Green Globe certified and Souk Madinat became the first shopping centre to be certified.
Some of the areas of focus are the green meetings programme that covers both back and front-of-house operations on waste reduction, paperless event planning and food donation initiatives. A combination of ongoing energy management practices have shown a 14% annual saving since 2008.