Two Wyndham hotels in Colombia receive environmental certification
The Wyndham Garden Barranquilla and Howard Johnson By Wyndham Versailles Barranquilla obtained the seal thanks to investments in consulting, auditing and infrastructure
The Wyndham Garden Barranquilla and Howard Johnson By Wyndham Versailles Barranquilla hotels, which are part of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts family, the world's largest hotel company with about 9,200 properties in more than 80 countries on six continents, obtained the environmental certification seal .
Among the measures they put in place to obtain this title are: the identification and documentation of the legal requirements applicable to their service, analyzing their impact at the environmental, socio-cultural and economic level to determine the priority of action and implementation, through programs which include objectives, activities, quantifiable goals, resources and indicators that should be aligned with the Mission, Vision and Sustainability Policy.
In order to follow up on these programs, responsible persons were assigned, who will ensure compliance with the activities that comprise them, which will lead to the continuous improvement of the area and therefore of the management system.
The issues where employees of both properties have been sensitized are related to the lower expenditure of water and energy, not only focused on each activity in the hotel, but also on their homes, which has allowed generating savings tips with changes in consumption habits.
In addition, to achieve environmental certification, investments in infrastructure, consulting and audits were made in the two hotels. The first item included the improvement of collection centers, the purchase of recycling storage tanks, as well as the development of plant marks and care in local vegetation.
Environmental initiatives have given results. From January to July 2019, the Wyndham Garden Barranquilla generated an average saving of 66,581 Kilowatts (KW) of electricity per room occupied compared to the same period last year, while in the Howard Johnson By Wyndham Versailles Barranquilla they stopped consume 19,240 KW per room occupied.
The certification of the first property will be valid from August 17, 2019 to the same day of 2022, and in the case of the second, from August 24, 2019 to August 24, 2022. Of course, both can extend the period of certification, for which they must maintain the environmental initiatives they have implemented.
With the recognition obtained by the two hotels, there are already six properties with an environmental certification seal in Barranquilla and more than 94 in Colombia.