Green Key Award 2017
The Savoy hotels in Madeira have each been honoured with the “Green Key 2017” Award.
At the award ceremony event, which took place in Funchal on 2nd June, the Savoy Hotels & Resorts, including Royal Savoy, Savoy Calheta Beach, Savoy Gardens and Savoy Saccharum, received the International Environmental Award “The Green Key”.
"The Green Key" is an award that recognizes and rewards the hospitality and catering establishments worldwide for their good practices in the area of environmental and social sustainability. It is an initiative created by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which in Portugal is coordinated by the Blue Flag Association of Europe (ABAE).
The Green Key award, which is synonymous with Sustainable Tourism, is attributed by a national jury that evaluates “in loco” establishments that stand out for their development in environmental responsibility and sustainability through the promotion of efficient management of natural resources, recycling of waste, use of eco-friendly cleaning products, preference for food products from local and organic farming and the promotion of outdoor activities.
The Savoy Calheta Beach Hotel has consecutively held this award since 2012, the Savoy Gardens since 2013, the Royal Savoy since 2014 and, interestingly, this year in which the United Nations (UN) declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Savoy Saccharum, is recognized and rewarded for its good environmental and social practices and now proudly holds this much sought after "Green Key" award.
Savoy Hotels & Resorts prides itself on being a "Green" company, in the true sense of the word and is committed to remain at the forefront of an increasingly sustainable tourism, focused on promoting good environmental and social practices in each of its hotels, in parallel with the delivery of a distinct quality service.