Africa: Eko Hotel goes green as it launches Eco Friendly initiatives
Eko Hotels and suites, one of the biggest hospitality providers in West Africa, is set to raise the bar a lot higher in the Nigerian hospitality industry with as it embarks on eco-friendly initiatives.
The hotel which hosts over 500, 000 clients each year determined to make considerable investment in ensuring that a more eco-friendly culture is embedded into the daily operation of its business.
According to a press release signed it management, the hotel’s concern for its immediate environment and the global community, has spurred it in taken the initiative.
It said it has a responsibility not just to their shareholders, but also their host community, future generations and the larger society adding that it is committed to ensuring that their environment is preserved and properly catered to, promoting a healthier, safer and more sustainable business space.
It stated that staff of the hotel have undergone several weeks of training and re-orientation to make them environment responsible and conscious of how it affects its environment.
It noted that the staff are being equipped with the necessary tools required to aid them in leading the change towards an eco-friendly hotel and championing the eco-friendly drive with keen interest.
The Hotel pointed out that energy consumption has significantly reduced, several water conservation practices have been adopted adding that gradually utensils/amenities are being replaced with biodegradable options and hundreds of children are being sanitized on the need to reduce its carbon footprint.
In a remark by the Chairman, Mr Christopher Chagoury, he said: “We are far more than just a global and local leader, we are the equivalent of a community that hosts over 500,000 clients each year providing them with water, energy, food and a hospitable environment. With ‘Eco’ right in our DNA, the board of directors decided it was time to expose our guests to a more Caring and greener lifestyle. We want to share the opportunity to experience what a greener, more wonderful world could be”.