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Corporate Social Responsibility at The Langham Auckland

The Langham Auckland takes pride in being a good corporate citizen both socially and environmentally in its local community, the wider Auckland city and New Zealand as a whole. This approach is led by Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) which recognises the impact of its activities on the environment and works to advocate, embrace and practice sustainable business development. The hotel also runs its own 'Green Team' which is made up of hotel colleagues who volunteer their time to promoting and working on CESR initiatives.

The Langham Auckland has also adopted a cradle to cradle approach with all procurements. Cradle to cradle involves looking at where all items (local or overseas) and sourced, what they are sourced from (recycled material or renewable resources), how they are manufactured (manufacturers processes and subsequent environmental impact), by whom and under what conditions (ethical labour practices and working conditions from reputable clients). Where possible all products used by The Langham need to be either recyclable or degradable.

The Langham's success comes from its holistic management approach, passion and understanding that 'together we can all make a difference'.

Our Commitment

Since 2010 The Langham Auckland has had two chosen charities of choice, which are currently Garden to Table and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) New Zealand. The hotel works with both organisations closely each year to assist with fundraising, raising the profile of the organisations and promoting their cause to the hotel's guests.

Guests of The Earth

'Guests of the Earth' is a Langham Hospitality Group programme that encourages our guests to join our green journey in building a more sustainable hotel. There is a linen and towel re-use card in all rooms. As part of our commitment to this project and to sustainability in New Zealand, we are proud to have a native weta habitat in the lobby courtyard of the hotel. This environment is designed to showcase one of New Zealand's iconic and indigenous insect species, the weta, for your viewing and educational pleasure.

Earth Hour

Every year towards the end of March, The Langham, Auckland joins millions of people across the world to support Earth Hour. This global initiative calls for individuals, businesses, schools and communities to take a stand against climate change by switching off all non-essential lights for one hour. Started by the World Wildlife Fund in 2007, Earth Hour aims to encourage the global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.

EarthCheck Gold

The Langham Auckland secured the prestigious EarthCheck Gold level of certification through the world’s leading certifier of travel and tourism organisations in January 2012. This was a New Zealand first as well as a regional one as the hotel was the first ‘Accommodation Business - Hotel’ in the Pacific region, including Australia, to achieve gold status.

The Langham Auckland has joined an elite group of industry leaders who, over a period of five years or more, have consistently demonstrated their commitment to their local communities with the highest standards of environmental management. To gain EarthCheck Gold certification, The Langham had to report its environmental footprint and adhere to an internationally recognised standard of best practice.

Each year leading up to certification, The Langham Auckland submits 12 months of operational data to EarthCheck to be benchmarked against industry best practice. A number of key indicators are measured; including energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment.

EarthCheck is one of the world's largest certifiers of sustainable travel and tourism operators; with more than 1300 clients in over 70 countries.

Qualmark Enviro-Gold

The Langham, Auckland is among the first accommodation providers in New Zealand to achieve Qualmark's Enviro-Gold status. The Langham has demonstrated the highest possible level of commitment to environmental practices to achieve Enviro-Gold status.

Qualmark is Tourism New Zealand's official mark of quality. All accommodation and tourism businesses that carry a Qualmark rating have been independently assessed as professional and trustworthy, so travellers can book and buy with confidence. Qualmark is jointly owned by Tourism New Zealand and the AA.

Best Practices

Key initiatives being managed by The Langham Auckland include:

• General Sustainability Training for all staff through the Staff Induction Programme
• Locally sourced products from within the community as well as nationwide
• Staff awareness through training, notice boards and participation in events
• Reducing the consumption of water, energy and waste going to landfill
• Waste separation and recycling including food waste and general recycling
• Energy saving light bulbs in all rooms
• Room thermostats with motion sensors being trialled
• Linen and towel re-use card in all rooms
• Replacement of Perchloroethylene-based dry cleaning machine

More Information

To find out more about The Langham, Auckland, contact Veronica Johnston, Marketing and Communications Manager, The Langham, Auckland.







EarthCheck Gold Certification for The Langham, Auckland Qualmark Enviro-Gold at The Langham, Auckland
Qualmark Enviro-Gold at The Langham, Auckland
Qualmark Enviro-Gold at The Langham, Auckland
Qualmark Enviro-Gold at The Langham, Auckland