Two Seasons Hotel Dubai conducts Beach Cleanup Campaign with Dubai Municipality
Many people around the world celebrate the United Nations’ (UN) World Tourism Day, which is on September 27 each year. The day aims to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.
With 15.92 M International visitors in 2018 according to the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai is becoming one of the hotspot for the tourism sector. In line with that, Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai in association with Dubai Municipality organized on 13th October a campaign to clean up the public beach near “La Mer Beach “in Dubai in order to maintain the cleanness of one of the major attraction of the city.
This is one of the company’s key CSR initiatives, reflecting its commitment to environmental conservation and protection of Dubai’s coastline. Two Seasons Hotel staff volunteered to participate in this activity.
“Such initiatives reflect the remarkable level of environmental commitment that the company promotes. It also speaks about a rich culture of a company that is striving to spread awareness among different spectrums of society about the dangers of lead pollution and its direct damage to the environment, coastal and marine habitats. Also, the pollution caused by throwing plastic bags and other waste on beaches is a matter of grave concern.
As a company, we intend to improve recycling programs, raising guests’ awareness and supporting the adoption of improved waste management practices. We are proud to contribute to the biodiversity of the UAE. And this participation is in line with a wider series of initiatives under our Green Globe Label and Dubai Government directives aiming to enhance environmental awareness “said Freddy Farid the Managing Director of Two Seasons Management Company FZ LLC.
Two Seasons Hotel staff frequently participate in community projects such as environment preservation causes, raising awareness for diseases as well as promoting healthy lifestyle for which they have been rewarded with numerous awards from Emirates Environmental Group.
Green living at Two Seasons Hotel Dubai
Two Seasons Hotel is collaborating with government and non-government organizations since 2016 to fully engage in sustainability and social activities to support the national and international humanitarian initiatives. In order to protect the bio-diversity, Two Seasons Hotel is working closely with the EWS-WWF to preserve wildlife species. As part of our commitment to the community, we also work with Dubai Foundation for Women & Children, Rashid Centre for people of determination.
Two Seasons Hotel has been working collaboratively with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) and has been awarded many times since 2013 until present time. As a member of EEG in 2017, we've sponsored EEG events and workshops in Two Seasons Hotel. We work together with EEG and Arabian CSR Network for Waste Management and Recycling programs. Two Seasons Hotel is also participating in Posh Paw (Animal Welfare Organization) activities for the last three years.
Two Seasons Hotel Dubai cooperates with the local community and participates in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The hotel regularly holds CSR events to spread awareness and encourage more people to care for society like Fire Drill, Blood Donations, Breast Awareness Campaigns, Tree planting ... The property promotes green living and hospitality through installing practices to show all colleagues, customers, business partners and owners on how to protect and preserve the future environment. The hotel is engaged in CSR activities such as carton, paper, plastic, glass and cans collection campaigns for the past 4 years.
Green initiatives at Two Seasons Hotel Dubai
Prevention: Waste prevention at source. Departments must plan activities to avoid the generation of waste
Minimization: Reduce the amount of waste produced.
Re-use: Re-use materials wherever possible.
Recycle: Transfer waste to approved companies for recycling plants to minimize environmental impact
Energy recovery: Not feasible to be carried out as our hotel’s waste does not have a high calorific value.
Disposal: Sending of waste to landfill is a last resort. Hazardous waste will be disposed of and treated by authorized disposal contractors and facilities.
Environmental Protection: Supporting initiatives that help protect the integrity of the environment. We also want to support initiatives that use innovative products and services to help solve environmental problems. To be actively involved in conserving resources, reducing pollution, conserving biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes