With the emergence of rising environment pressures, the need for businesses to develop environmentally-friendly policies and adopt green practices is greater than ever before. Without exception, the hospitality sector has an important part to play.
As a place where many people transit, hotels have a great potential to influence behaviour of their guests and to showcase good examples of sustainable practices.
According to the Singapore Tourism Board, visitor arrivals in Singapore reached 3.12 million in the first quarter of 2011. With such a large number of visitors, implementing sustainable practices in hotels can help to reduce the negative environmental impact of the industry.
This scheme aims to address the major environmental impacts of the hotel industry in the form of concise guidelines for best sustainable practices. Hotels that are able to meet the requirements will obtain the Eco-Hotel Label.
If you would like to apply or find out more about this certification scheme please contact the Singapore Environment Council at 6337 6062 or