Global Citizienship at Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg
OUR SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY
Starwood Hotels has a legacy of caring for the communities in which we operate, so Global Citizenship comes naturally to us. Our work focuses on the environment and our communities and leverages our people, our brands, our relationships and our global reach because we are uniquely equipped to help our associates and guests create a better world to experience.
As first hotel chain, Starwood Germany has signed the codex “fairpflichtet”, a sustainability code of the German Speaking Event Industry, which contains guidelines and principles of corporate responsibility for substantiating sustainability in the organization and execution of events. These guidelines support us to act sustainably, e.g. with the responsible use of resources and energy, the open exchange of relevant information and with by raising the awareness of social competence. In addition we work closely with the "Carbon Disclosure Project" (CDP).
Sustainable Meeting Program:
With our Sustainable Meeting Program we offer our guests as well as meeting planners the possibility to act, travel and meet sustainably:
Paperless booking and meeting planning with electronic booking programs, requests for proposals and offers as well as the electronic sending of contracts as well as food and beverage suggestions.
With our tool “StarGroups” meeting planners can create an individual website with an own URL for their event. Meeting attendants can book their rooms easily and environmentally friendly as well as get additional information on this website.
„Clutter Free Meetings“: include streamlined stations that provide paper, pens, glasses, water and other thoughtful touches, keeping the main work area uncluttered and organized. “Green” features such as energy-efficient light bulbs, double-sided meeting pads and water pitchers in lieu of bottled water help eliminate waste and reduce consumption.
Check out for Children: When checking out one US-Dollar can be donated to our partner UNICEF. This donation is voluntary. Thus, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and UNICEF want to create a better future for children – since 1995 more than US$ 25 million have been raised.
EAME Sustainable Fish and Seafood Guidance: We only purchase fish and seafood from sustainable fisheries.
Road to awareness: Since its launch in 2008, Starwood’s Road to Awareness associates fundraising campaign has raised over $1.5 million to support different UNICEF education projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
SARF (Starwood Associate Relief Fund): The Starwood Associate Relief Fund has provided nearly US$ 2 million in grant funding since inception to support associates in need around the globe when disaster strikes.