Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman bagged the Waste Management Award at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2016. The awards are designed to provide recognition for companies and individuals implementing outstanding sustainability and CSR initiatives across the region.
The property competed against the region’s most prominent companies from diverse industries like Emaar Community Management, Farnek Services LLC and Dubai Duty Free. The finals and awards ceremony was held at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai on February 15, 2017.
Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman personally received the award. He said: “I would like to thank Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2016 for this accolade, and commend the entire Ramada Ajman team for their exceptional contributions towards the waste management system of the hotel.”
Mark Hamill, Managing Director of Awards International, said: “We felt extremely privileged to have so many of the top companies in sustainability and CSR participating in the inaugural awards. The judges had a very difficult time in choosing the winners, showing just how close the competition was. We launched this awards programme to back the success of the Sustainability and CSR categories at the International Business Excellence Awards, and we are delighted to have been able to provide the platform for leading companies to tell their stories. We’d like to extend our congratulations to all of those involved.”
Sumair Tariq, Managing Director of R Hotels, commented: “On behalf of R Hotels, I would like to congratulate Iftikhar Hamdani and his team for this notable accolade. This is a well-deserved recognition for Ramada Ajman as the property set a benchmark in the region’s waste management programme.”
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman leads the green initiative in the Middle East’ hospitality sector. Its effective waste management system diverts 90% of waste from the landfill. Additionally, the property boost its current food waste management scheme through the newly-installed WasteStation dewaterer and macerator machine where it reduces the process of converting the waste into fertilizers from 24 hours to just 12 hours. The property also inspires the community to have sustainable and healthy food options by pioneering the Urban Farm Project, converted from its vast parking space.
About Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman
Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman is the premier accommodation at the heart of UAE’s emirate on the rise. Conveniently located along Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the hotel provides easy access to the UAE’s main airports, commercial centres and cultural attractions. With its spacious and stylish accommodation, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman caters to both business and leisure travellers, whether on short trips or long-term stays. The hotel offers modern comforts matched with unparalleled service. Guests can enjoy sumptuous food selection at Orchid Restaurant, R Cafe and the 24-hour room service, as well as the hotel’s first-rate facilities including a gym, indoor swimming pool, spa, and free access to its exclusive beach club.
About the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards 2016
Held in Dubai, the Awards provide recognition for companies and individuals implementing outstanding Sustainability and CSR initiatives across the region. The Awards are supported by the headline sponsors Bee’ah with International Humanitarian City and Dubai Carbon as the Strategic government partners. All of the companies and individuals involved in the Awards are helping raise the bar when it comes to sustainability and to increase the awareness of the importance of CSR. In addition to that, it is also an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge with a wide range of organisations. The Finals took place over one day on February 15th 2017, held in Jumeirah Creekside Hotel with live transparent judging and benchmarked feedback reports for all the Finalists.