Working towards a greener world
PREMIER SUITES Amsterdam Environmental Sustainability
We're going green to keep our planet clean
We strive to reduce pollution to its lowest practicable level and are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and associated guidance. We monitor and manage environmental performance in our operations through environmental risk assessments. Operating procedures and controls are developed through this process to reduce any risks to the environment to the lowest level practicable. Reviews of environmental performance are built into regular health and safety inspections and audits.
All waste represents an inefficient use of resources and energy. We try to reduce the quantity of waste generated and regularly review routes whereby waste can be eliminated or reduced or recycled. The Company promotes the efficient use of energy by its staff through the use of energy surveys, improved housekeeping, control of processes, and the efficient use of service engineer resources. Our staff, when planning work will try to keep all potential impacts on the environment such as noise, dust, smells or fumes to a minimum. All wastes will be disposed of responsibly. Our staff will ensure they comply with all the waste disposal requirements.
The company believes that awareness and knowledge of environmental issues are an important part of the process of effective environmental management. Therefore it is our objective to provide suitable information and training to our employees to ensure they are able to make informed decisions.
We are very proud of our Gold Certification with Green Key, the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious eco-label represents our commitment that our premises adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. A Green Key stands for a promise to our guests that we helping to make a difference on an environmental level. The high environmental standards expected at PREMIER SUITES Amsterdam are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits.
What we are doing
Reducing our impact on the environment
We communicate our Green Key partnership and Golden certificate through our website and social media. We ask our guests to recycle and separate their waste.
Maintenance & cleaning
Our cleaning products are all biodegradable and are all environment friendly certificated. All of the apartments have kill switches to avoid unneeded utility use.
Growing Our Own
PREMIER SUITES does not offer full Food and Beverage services as all of our apartments are equipped with fully functional kitchens. We offer “Homegrown Greens”, a planter filled with herbs and spices, like red pepper, for our guests to use and spice up their own culinary masterpieces.
We have a dedicated Green Key team in all of our properties. They look after the CSR standard for the property and communicate our actions and achievements to the rest of the team through presentations.
We offer city bikes to our guests and have cycling routes and running maps available at reception and in our wellbeing corner. We offer exercise videos and free entrance to our professional in-house gym, to guests and team members.
We select our suppliers locally, if possible, to reduce transportation distance. We also try to buy in bulk to reduce packaging. We’ve replaced single use bathroom amenities for dispenser bottles which reduced waste immediately. We don’t use plastic cups, straws or anything plastic, instead we use biodegradable products.
The BREEAM Excellence label has been awarded to the Hourglass building, which houses PREMIER SUITES Amsterdam, for its sustainable construction and operation standards and its social responsibility standards.
The PREMIER SUITES Amsterdam hotel also holds an ISAAP building accreditation (International Service Apartments Accreditation Programme), attesting to the quality and service standards it upholds.
Our achievement of this label was facilitated by several key performance indicators, including superior insulation, electricity conservation through the use of light sensors and power cutters in all apartments, climate control throughout the building, efficient waste management practices, and transportation strategies such as offering rental bikes and installing ample bicycle racks. We also prioritize hiring local staff to minimize transportation needs.
Our building features advanced technology such as a flood detector that prevents excessive water usage and a tourniquet that restricts the entry of heat or cold air into the lobby, thereby reducing energy usage. In addition, our ceiling lights are adjustable to ensure optimal illumination in each area, and we utilize a waste press instead of traditional waste roller containers to reduce the frequency of collections. This waste press is also equipped with an automatic sensor that notifies the processor when the container is nearly full, resulting in fewer collections.
We believe you are only as strong as the partners you work. Our suppliers are chosen based on a number of factors, including sustainability goals, local instead of national and of course quality. An example of our partnerships include a number of restaurants in the area like Vacobelo, Restaurant Loetje and also a local bike rental company, My Hotel Bike and local brewery Zuidas Bier.
Since PREMIER SUITES has multiple properties we also try to buy in bulk for multiple properties to reduce costs, transportation and packaging.
Beyond the moon
Beyond the Moon offers families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable, cost-free vacation in a child-friendly environment and to spend carefree quality time together, far away from hospitals and treatments.
The memories that Beyond the Moon creates for families with a sick child give hope for better times, and offer a break for all the family members.
As part of PREM Group we have been supporting Beyond the Moon since 2006 and in that time we are delighted to have raised over €244,000 to send 61 families on the holiday of a lifetime.
When you visit our hotels and serviced apartments, we encourage guests to make a donation to Beyond the Moon. All monies donated go directly to this wonderful charity. We are always most grateful for the generosity of our guests – every donation counts, no matter how small.
Do you want to make a donation to Beyond the Moon? Head over to our Go Fund Me donation page.
We offer traineeships within our serviced apartments to help hospitality students experience the work field. We are always open to participate in community activities such as educational show rounds through our company.
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