NH Hotel Group Supports Earth Hour for Ninth Consecutive Year
Turning off lights in approximately 400 properties and committing to protecting the environment
MADRID, SP. March 29, 2017 - For the ninth consecutive year, NH Hotel Group will support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its hotels’ facades all over the world. The gesture, being made by the Company from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. on Saturday, March 25, is to demonstrate NH Hotel Group’s firm commitment to respecting and protecting the environment in which it runs its business.
Earth Hour is an initiative led by the WWF and is supported by hundreds of millions of people all over the world each year who join together to protect the environment. Since its creation in 2007, more than 7,000 cities have taken part in the initiative, enabling millions of people, companies and governments to join forces to make clean energy a possibility for the future.
By committing to this WWF initiative, NH Hotel Group aims to not only involve its hotels and employees across the world, but also inspire its clients to do the same. This is in an effort to help increase awareness of the importance of looking after the planet for future generations.
NH Hotel Group’s commitment to sustainable development has resulted in reducing the Company’s carbon footprint by more than 70 percent and its energy consumption by 29 percent. The Group has ISO 14001 certification in environmental performance and is the first global hotel chain to obtain ISO 50001 certification, the most important standard in energy management systems. NH Hotel Group also supports renewable energies, with 78 percent of the energy supplied to its hotels being green energy.
About NH Hotel Group
NH Hotel Group (www.nhhotelgroup.com) is a consolidated multinational operator and one of the world’s leading urban hotel groups. The Company operates close to 400 hotels with almost 60,000 rooms in 30 countries across Europe, America and Africa, including top city destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Munich, New York, Rome and Vienna.
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