Renewable Energy Results into Green Award
Tuesday night June 25th, 2013 Surabaya Plaza Hotel was rewarded Indonesia Green Award as the Best Green Hotel for four times now under the category of “Pelestari Energi Terbarukan (Savior of Renewable Energy)”. Declaring as Smoke Free Hotel three years ago, SPH is currently also announced as Green Hotel. Early this year the Hotel proudly received Earth Check Certification from EC3 company, an international certification given to entities which successfully follows International Green standardization. International and National Acknowledgement at this moment build up the hotel commitment as the Green Hotel. SPH also proudly present that now all energy is supported by renewable energy, that what leads SPH into Green Awards 2013.
Indonesia Green Award (IGA) 2013 is organized by La Tofi CSR School and business and CSR Magazine supported by Forestry and Health Ministry. The committee states the criteria of Green Award as: the savior of natural resources, savior of renewable energy, savior of forestry, savior of the natural diversity, the pioneer of garbage procession, the pioneer of pollution’s prevention, the pioneer of food development, the savior of community’s culture, the leader of earth’ savior . After deep observation and considering the progress of green program of the hotel, the committee finally comes to a decision to deliver IGA for one more time to Surabaya Plaza Hotel as the savior of renewable energy.
The GM is glad to find out that the management strategy to apply differentiation under low cost strategy results to Green Award. “We are using renewable energy since 2009 and we are also focus on green campaign in which no hotel segmented as their main market. By using renewable energy and being the only smoke free hotel since 2009, we believes that Hotel give bring enormous benefits toward surrounding and community in Surabaya. By using this machine, the hotel will reduce some operational cost affected and reduce fuel consumption,” comments Yusak Anshori the General Manager of Surabaya Plaza Hotel who is also the Dean of Entrepreneurial Business Faculty of Ciputra University Surabaya.
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