Grand Hyatt Melbourne Excels at the 2016 Hyatt Thrive Leadership Awards
Grand Hyatt Melbourne recognised for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability at the 2016 Hyatt Awards Week!
Grand Hyatt Melbourne is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the ‘Hyatt Thrive Leadership Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability’, recognising the hotel’s commitment to environmental conservation through the implementation of our Closed Loop Organics Unit (Composter). The hotel has been selected at the best environmental award in the Asia Pacific Region.
The Hyatt Thrive Leadership Awards recognise hotels and field offices that embody Hyatt’s commitment to thriving communities by demonstrating exemplary leadership in environmental sustainability and community engagement. From cutting-edge innovators, to best-in-class leaders, to a demonstrated commitment to the communities where we operate, Awards Week shines the spotlight on our colleagues who are living the company’s purpose and values to the fullest.
“Grand Hyatt Melbourne is highly committed to its goals around a sustainable environment and is passionately seeking opportunities to support green initiatives that support our local community and the environment. We are very fortunate to have a very supportive and engaging owning company (Tuan Sing Holdings limited) that actively supports our initiatives to create a more energy efficient and green environment and significantly reduce the amount of food that we send to landfill. Our team continues to work diligently towards creating and achieving innovative and inspiring environmental goals. These goals extend beyond our operations, tackling important areas of impact and influence, such as when we installed our Closed Loop Recycling Unit,” says Ilan Weill, General Manager Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
The hotel installed a Closed Loop Organics unit in February 2016, revolutionising the hotel’s sustainable practices, and making it the first five star hotel in Victoria to implement this sustainable recycling program. The hotel now converts 12 tonnes of food waste each month, which previously was going to landfill, into a high quality composted organic fertiliser. The implementation of the Closed Loop system means Grand Hyatt Melbourne will reduce their co2 emissions by 100 tonnes yearly.