Tuesday, 8 December 2009 3:58 PM
A London hotel has been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award in Springboards Awards for Excellence 2009.
The Hyatt Regency hotel, The Churchill, was given the award in recognition of its strong commitment to the preservation of the natural environment.
The hotel's initiative includes energy management systems; giving back to local communities through employee volunteer services and donations and fund-raising events for local charities.
The judges commented: "The entry clearly demonstrated the passion and enthusiasm of the team at all levels for taking forward local programmes and applying a focused and strategic approach to environmental sustainability, community development and volunteerism."
Some 550 leading representatives of the UK hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry celebrated at the prestigious Springboard Awards for Excellence ceremony in London, when individuals and teams were recognised as being the best in the business.
From the 150 entries received this year, a total of 48 were short listed for 17 awards across categories focusing on promoting careers, attracting people and employment practice.
Michael Gray, general manager of Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill said: "We were both honoured and thrilled to receive this award which recognises the care and compassion show by so many members of our team for the community and wider environment in which the hotel operates.
"We are particularly proud of the green initiatives that our 'Green Team' has incorporated into the daily running of the hotel to become the new standards of the 21st Century."
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