The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel's introduction of a range of measures to help safeguard both the local and global environment and community in which the hotel operates has been nationally acknowledged by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
The four star Jersey hotel, which is situated near to the Island's south coast Ramsar site of special interest, is the first hotel in the Channel Islands to achieve a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, the UK's leading sustainable tourism certification scheme.
Commenting on the Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel's assessment, Paul Jeffries from Green Tourism said: "This is an admirable achievement due to a range of outstanding good practice initiatives. Highlights include 'Eco Active Business' membership, excellent energy and water monitoring and strong commitment to local environmental and community projects. The hotel's links to, and promotion of 'Genuine Jersey' is impressive, and its involvement in local charities along with sponsorship of various sporting events and festivals reflects a strong commitment to sustainability in a wider sense."
Applicants to the scheme are scrutinised on over 145 separate measures covering a range of areas such as energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more. Qualified advisors then award accreditations ranging from Bronze through to the highest achievable grade, Gold.
Peter Munns Chief Engineer at the Jersey hotel, St. Helier said: "We are delighted to have achieved the Gold Award from Green Tourism. It is our aim to become the industry leader in environmental management within the Channel Islands and whilst we are pleased with our efforts so far, we will continue to progress and do all we can as a business to improve our protect the environment."