Environmental Management System
Environmental management at Martin’s Hotels
An Environmental Management System (EMS) allows all companies who wish to embrace sustainable development to reduce the impact of their activities on the planet. That is the case for Martin’s Hotels, the only hotel group in Belgium to have been awarded EMAS and ISO 14001 certification.
The EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification was chosen because it is an environmental management tool developed by the European Commission and because it promotes continuous improvement in various stages:
• environmental analysis of the activities – calculation of the carbon footprint
• setting up of the EMS: objectives, resources, responsibilities, procedures, audit
• introduction of good practices and action plans by an internal committee
Martin’s Hotels covers the following environmental aspects:
energies, water, ground and noise pollution, air quality, risks and security, sorting and management of waste, mobility and biodiversity.
By means of this tool, Martin's Hotels is able to significantly reduce the impact of its activities on the environment.
In view of the very nature of its activities, and the guest turnaround that these generate, Martin’s Hotels intends to accomplish this aim:
Ongoing in-service training
Press advertisements, reports and articles
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