Working towards a greener world
PREMIER SUITES PLUS 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 comply 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 in to 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 is 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.
Home away from home
The Hourglass building in which PREMIER SUITES PLUS Amsterdam is located has been accredited with the BREEAM Excellence label for both the construction and the operation. BREEAM assesses the sustainability standards as well as social responsibility standards.
KPI’s that helped us achieving this great label include perfect isolation, efficient use of electricity through light sensors, power cutters in all apartments, climate control throughout the entire building, waste management, transportation statements which include the availability of rental bikes and plenty of bicycle racks. We also implement a recruiting strategy where we try to recruit new colleagues who live in the area to reduce transportation.
Our building is equipped with a flood detector which prevents unknown water usage from open taps. We have a tourniquet that prevents heat/cold getting into the lobby and therefor reduces the energy use. All of our ceiling lights are adjustable to make sure every area has comfortable lighting. Instead of loads of waste roller containers we make use of a waste press. This reduces collections as the waste is pressed. The presser is also equipped with an automatic sensor that tells the processor that the container is almost full, this further reduces collection as it is only collected once full.
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.
We support “Beyond the Moon”, an organisation that looks after family holidays for families that have a (terminally) ill children or a child with physical disabilities. Their situation often implies that they need extra care during a vacation which often is very expensive. Beyond the moon raises funds to support those families.
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 or donations to the local hospital. We donated bathroom amenities and slippers during the COVID pandemic when the local hospital had to house their patients in tents due to the overcapacity.
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