The Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki recently received the “Green Key” international environmental label for its sustainable practices and eco-friendly hospitality services.
Green Key is a leading certification which recognizes environmental responsibility and aims to promote eco-friendly technologies and sustainable operation methods in order to achieve maximum resource efficiency; raise awareness among guests, staff and suppliers; and change the behavior of all parties involved in the hospitality industry.
“Our Greek Key officially proves the hotel’s course towards sustainability and its commitment to the benefits of green energy in the hospitality sector,” the management of Porto Palace said in an announcement.
The five-star hotel has so far far adopted a number of environmental actions:
- the use of energy saving bulbs in over 75 percent of its lighting infrastructure,
- the installation of automated power supply systems in rooms and photocells in public areas,
- the collection and recycling of wastewater,
- the separation of waste for recycling,
- the creation of a special point for the collection of recyclable batteries,
- the replacement of linen/towels when needed or required by visitors,
- the use of certified, environmentally friendly detergents.
“Porto Palace has placed people, the environment and local community at the center of its activities… It has adopted a policy that reflects the management’s commitment to all critical environmental aspects including energy, water, waste and nutrition,” the hotel said.
Established by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), the Green Key program is coordinated in Greece by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.