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In an era defined by the urgent need for sustainability, many industries are stepping up their efforts to adopt eco-friendly practices.
Pandox, the owner of DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City, has recognized the importance of responsible environmental stewardship.
With its unwavering commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and implementing sustainable initiatives, DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City has become a shining example of how style and environmental responsibility can harmoniously coexist. From its innovative energy-saving measures to its dedication to waste reduction, the hotel has made significant strides towards a greener future.
Thanks to all the measures, DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City has once again been awarded with the Green Key certification this year. This environmental responsibility standard is awarded to tourist establishments and organisations that meet a series of environmental criteria. A Green Key award reflects a establishment’s concern for its surroundings and for society.
In this article, we will explore the commendable sustainable actions undertaken by DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City.
We care for the environment.
PlantC is an initiative that allows companies and citizens to support local planting projects to offset their carbon emissions close to home and increase their positive impact on biodiversity. Everyone can contribute to the rural transition by funding sustainable, local and productive infrastructures: hedges, orchards, agroforestry elements, coppice, miscanthus, etc.
At DoubleTree Brussels, for every €1000 spent on meeting and events, we will plant a tree.
Since 2021, we've planted 12.010 trees in Belgium.
of CO2 contained within the next 30 years.
Raypath Green Cleaning System
By using Raypath’s high quality microfibre pads we can clean all washable surfaces in the building without using detergents.
Green Line Industrial
Bio Cleaning System is a truly holistic, environmentally friendly vision of cleaning. This new approach, based mainly on the use of specific, carefully selected enzymes and bacteria, is designed to meet the requirements of HACCP.
of the cleaning products used are non-chemicals.
Use of cogeneration system
Our cogeneration system enables us to generate our own electricity by collecting and releasing heat.
As a result, we are seeing a reduction of gas, electricity & water consumption, and a average monthly production of
of electricity per month.
- Main lights in the corridor are dimmed during the night.
- Motion detectors in all our meeting rooms to minimize electricity consumption.
- Upon check-out, the air conditioning system is automatically set to a predetermined temperature to prevent excessive energy consumption.
- We've installed flow restrictors that considerably reduce water consumption when using showers (8l/min) and sinks (4l/min).
We care for food.
Our menus are based on seasonal and regional products and try to focus on vegetarian dishes. Fish preparations are made with fish exclusively from MSC certified fisheries.
Revised food & beverages concept
For meeting & events lunches, our chef prepares a cold bowl to which you can add two hot toppings. Our bowls are 70% vegetarian and composed of 30% of animal or vegetal proteins. The content of this bowl changes daily and depends on the available and seasonal ingredients.
During the day, we encourage you to refuel your body mindfully with nuts, seeds, fruit, and treats from the dispensers located in the coffee break areas.
food waste, thanks to our new bowl concept.
We care for communities.
Giving back to the community
What is the first thing you want to do when you get incredible news? You reach out to someone important to you to share it. What do you do when something terrible happens? Hopefully you seek support from someone close to you.
We rely on those around us for emotional support in good times and bad. As much as this need for connection is ingrained in us, it also goes the other way. This is the essence of giving back to the community - supporting others through the ups and downs of life just as they support you.
Stairs for Love
We care for employees.
Pandox, the owner of DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City, has two Codes of Conduct: one for employees, and one for the business partners. Through the Codes, and by respecting good business ethics, we aim to contribute to a sustainable society. We encourage all employees and business partners to learn more about our Codes and to become actively involved.
Pandox Code Of Conduct
Recognizing the significance of well-being in the workplace, Pandox, owner of DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels city, has recently decided to provide its employees in Brussels with a unlimited access to a fitness center in Hotel Hubert, another hotel from the group.
The Care Committee is a group of employees who are committed to fostering a positive and supportive work environment. This committee is focused on implementing projects and initiatives aimed at promoting the well-being and happiness of the staff.
The use of public transport by our employees is encouraged by reimbursing them for train, bus or metro tickets.
Where possible, teleworking is allowed for employees so that we can reduce transport pollution.
We care for the future.
And we can do better ! We are aware that sustainability plays, more than never, a significant role in shaping the future of our planet.
We have set below objectives to reach in the upcoming future. To help us do so, our property Management Company Pandox
has taken a unique step in the Hospitality industry by hiring one sustainability coordinator for each hotel they own.
We care for you.
We are a proud member of the SHA!
Committed to fostering sustainable and responsible practices within the hospitality industry, SHA is a global organization dedicated to creating positive impacts on the environment, local communities, and the well-being of our guests and staff.
As a member of SHA, we adhere to a set of rigorous standards and guidelines that prioritize environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability. By aligning ourselves with SHA's principles, we strive to minimize our ecological footprint, support local communities, and enhance the overall guest experience.