Sustainable Strides: Mandarin Oriental and Green Spa Network
The Spas at Mandarin Oriental have partnered with the Green Spa Network (GSN), a non-profit association dedicated to the idea that “vital people can make a vital planet possible.” GSN’s efforts over the past 10 years have brought key spa and wellness industry players together to make a difference for sustainability.
One of GSN’s primary achievements has been the creation of a “Sustainability Assessment Tool,” an important resource that has allowed their individual member spas to evaluate and better organize more effective greening efforts. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is partnering with the Green Spa Network to create a “Group Sustainability Assessment,” which adapts their tool for use in global, multi-property hotel brands.
“Mandarin Oriental is the first global hotel brand to enlist all of its properties into the Green Spa Network, and the first brand to implement the Group Sustainability Assessment,” said Jeremy McCarthy, Mandarin Oriental’s Group Director of Spa. “The insights that will be revealed will help us to fulfill our goal to act responsibly for a sustainable future and bring a special focus to the contribution from our Spa division to Mandarin Oriental’s own goals for sustainability and corporate responsibility. We are delighted to embrace this initiative, to ensure that our Group’s spas are advancing sustainability in our industry and in our communities,” he added.
Mandarin Oriental is the first global hotel brand to enlist all of its properties into the Green Spa Network, and the first brand to implement the Group Sustainability Assessment.
The Group Sustainability Assessment will also be made available to other hotel brands within the industry, and Mandarin Oriental will be working with GSN to encourage greater awareness and adoption of the assessment and to unite with other global brands to create positive change towards a more sustainable future for the spa industry.
About Green Spa Network
GSN is a non-profit trade association serving the spa industry in support of action for a sustainable future. Their mission is to promote the vital connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of our planet. Through networking, education, and best practices developed with its membership of the nation’s most innovative green spas, GSN is a resource for vital people building a vital planet. www.greenspanetwork.org
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 29 hotels and eight residences in 19 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group’s oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, with the next hotel opening planned in Doha. Mandarin Oriental is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.