Dubai, 16 February 2015: Jumeirah Group’s colleague accommodation ‘Oasis Village’ in Dubai has broken a new record after becoming the first facility of its kind in the Middle East to gain the Green Globe certification.
Oasis Village achieved a compliance score of 77% against the Green Globe certification standard.
Home to over 4,500 Jumeirah colleagues, Oasis Village underwent rigorous testing during the audit which was conducted by the independent consultancy body Farnek, Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East.
The facility was tested using the same stringent criteria that is used for hotels in the region and is now the first colleague accommodation facility in the Middle East to secure the Green Globe certification. Auditors were impressed with the range of recycling, sustainability and social responsibility initiatives implemented which encompassed all aspects of the operation at Oasis Village including transportation and landscaping.
Colette Leeman, Director of Colleague Services at Jumeirah Group, said: “Our colleagues are honoured and proud to be the first recipient of the Green Globe certification for the colleague accommodation category within the Middle East. We recognise the inevitable impact of our daily business operation on the environment and fully support initiatives that minimise that. We take responsibility to try and reduce the pressure on our community as much as possible and are committed to maintaining a sustainable colleague accommodation facility, our home away from home.”
To celebrate this landmark achievement the award was presented by Sandrine Le Biavant, Director of Consultancy at Farnek, to members of the Oasis Village team including Colette Leeman, Melanie Ortiz, Colleague Services Manager, Stephanie Robertson, Health, Safety and Environment Manager and George Gordon, Director of Facilities.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
About Jumeirah Emirates Towers:
An architectural masterpiece, Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers luxurious experiences in the heart of UAE’s most dynamic city. Soaring high above the central business and commercial district, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a dramatic backdrop to Dubai's skyline and a visible statement of the region's growing corporate success. Comprising of two equilateral triangles, this landmark structure is home to an Office Tower, Hotel Tower and shopping Boulevard. The hotel encompasses 400 spacious rooms and suites, 15 world-class restaurants and bars, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa as well as elite shopping and lifestyle attractions at the Boulevard, a unique and prestigious retail destination. Additionally, the award-winning hotel has multiple venues for inspiring events including the grand Godolphin Ballroom seating 500 and 16 Congress and meeting rooms, making it the ideal destination for travellers from all walks of life.
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