germany venue demonstrates leadership in social responsibility
Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland awarded Green Globe Re-certification
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of the Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland in Muenster, Germany. For years this property has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and social responsibility. Since its initial certification in 2010, the Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland continued implementation of sustainability at a very high level.
“An important goal of our company is to help preserving the environment through our actions, and the green philosophy has become a core value at our business,” said Birgit Koch, Environmental Officer at Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland, “We are very proud to achieve the prestigious Green Globe Certification and international recognition for the second time in a row. With our long-term sustainability management system in place, we were able to reduce our energy and water consumption dramatically. Heating and air-conditioning systems have been made more efficient and saving us euro 25,000 per year.”
The Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland offers complete service for green meetings and events in all their various forms. Some of the best practices include the integration of an event carbon footprint calculator, use of eco-certified cleaning products, recycled and biodegradable materials, waste separation and ecological waste disposal, and weight of waste for billing transparency. Clients are invited to arrive by train, transfer to the venue is provided by eco-buses and eco-taxis. Meeting rooms are equipped with a special environmentally-friendly cooling technique and benefit from eco-power. “Le Buffet” restaurant and catering supports the green supply chain and uses locally grown and seasonal products and ingredients.
Green Globe Certification’s CEO, Guido Bauer, commented: “We are extremely pleased to re-certify the Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland. This venue was one of the first to identify the need for sustainable performance in the convention and events sector and complies with an impressive 86% against Green Globe Certification criteria. Germany is a preferred location for all conference planners, who want their events to be in harmony with the environment and community. We have developed a management system, especially for venues, to which 39 members in Germany have signed up already. The Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland has firmly established their dedication to sustainability in their organizational structure.”
ABOUT MESSE UND CONGRESS CENTRUM HALLE MUENSTERLAND
The Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland is one of the largest convention centers in Germany. The venue can accommodate up to 10,000 people and customize any event. Over the past decades, the team at the Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland organized thousands of events, from international trade shows and big scientific conventions to concerts, such as the Rolling Stones and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Technical equipment is state-of-the-art, and seating can be arranged in any variation required. The Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland is centrally located in Muenster, a significant address in Germany.
Contact: Tobias Hertel, Public Relations, Congress Centrum Halle Muensterland, Albersloher Weg 32, DE 48155 Muenster, Germany, Tel +49 0251 66 00 112, Fax +49 0251 66 00 121, e-mail: email@example.com , www.halle-muensterland.de
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA, and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For more information, please visit www.greenglobe.com .