Sofitel The Palm earns ISO 14001 certification

Hotel becomes first Palm property to receive the international certification

Rohit Salunke and Christophe Schnyder.
Rohit Salunke and Christophe Schnyder.

Sofitel The Palm has earned the ISO 14001:2004 certification for implementation of the Environmental Management System.

The hotel received the international certification after a detailed audit conducted by German Cert, a certification and training institute accredited by DAkkS in Germany.

The EMS process involves the implementation of various sustainable practices, including waste recycling, energy conservation and environment awareness in line with the resorts’ environmental policy.

With this certification, Sofitel The Palm has become the first hotel on Palm Jumeirah and the first property within Sofitel’s Middle East portfolio to receive the certification.

In July last year, the hotel was the first property on Palm Jumeirah, and the first within the Accor Group to become a Green Globe-certified hote.

Sofitel The Palm Dubai director of engineering Rohit Salunke commented: “The resort has received many accolades during the year for its commitment towards sustainability, resulting from great team work and coordination between all departments across the entire hotel operations, where the ISO 14001 certification is not the last.”

General manager Christophe Schnyder commented: “This is an achievement we can be extremely proud of. Gaining this internationally recognised ISO 14001 certification confirms Sofitel The Palm Dubai’s commitment towards continuous improvement of sustainable policies and procedures and striving for a better tomorrow.”

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