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Taking Responsibility for Environmental Impacts


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Presentation at ATM by Iftikhar Hamdani, the cluster general manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites 

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Taking Responsibility for Environmental Impacts

  2. 2. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS THE KOREAN MADE COMPOSTER MACHINE - Savings for 6 years: Aed 720,000 - Total Waste Diversion: 90% - Diverted1,872,450kg waste from the landfill - Compost produced per day: 50 kg - Made a significant impact to about 25 hotels in Middle East
  3. 3. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS WASTESTATION DEWATERER & MACERATOR MACHINE FROM UK- BASED IMC - Boost and increase efficiency of the current food waste management scheme - Cut down the labour
  4. 4. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS REVERSE OSMOSIS PLANT PARTNERED WITH AL WAHA WATER COMAPNY - 60% of rejected waste water from RO Plant is reused in hotel’s 430 sq. mtr Urban Farm - Annual Saving of Aed 250,000
  5. 5. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS 430 sq mtr Parking lot of Ramada Ajman is converted into Urban Farm - Locally grown organic vegetables - Saves transportation and vegetable procurement costs - Compost used in the hotel’s Urban Farm are from the hotel’s in-house composter machine
  6. 6. MORE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY Beach Clean-up Drive Earth Hour World Environment Day4,350 Gallons of waste cooking oil in a year was converted into biodiesel
  7. 7. MORE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY Organized “Climate Changed Roundtable Conference” for 22 young leaders from 22 countries Organized painting competition on “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” for 100,000 students 1,457 kg used soap were given to Sealed Air’s Soap for Hope Campaign” 2,040 kg used aluminum cans in 5 years were sent to Recycles
  8. 8. Sustainability Talk | Worldwide Awareness | Inspired & Encouraged People COMMUNICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGY Dubai Green Hotel Innovation Conference on “Water Reuse System” , Dubai - UAE Ajman International Environment Conference - UAE Wyndham Hotel Group Global Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada Responsible Tourism in Excel, London Sustainability Talk in Padua University, Italy China Central TV 13 featured Ramada Ajman’s waste management system
  9. 9. ACHIEVEMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOAL Wyndham Hotel Group’s EMEA President’s Award for CSR 2017 CSR Champion 2015 & General Manager 2016 by Hozpitality Excellence Awards Alleem Sustainable Development Excellence Awards 2014 by Tanzanian Minister & Chairman of SEWA “Brand Ambassador of Wyndham Hotel Group” since 2012 CSR Professional of the Year by Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2018
  10. 10. ACHIEVEMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOAL Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2017 for Ramada Ajman’s Waste Management” Hotel of the Year for Green Initiatives 2015, 2016 & 2017 by Hozpitality Excellence Awards 1st Hotel in the Northern Emirates being Green Globe Certified since 2015 Best Environmental Hotel 2014 by MENA Travel Awards Wyndham Hotel Group’s Best Green Hotel 2012 & 2013
  11. 11. Thank you! IFTIKHAR HAMDANI Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman