Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)
Central-city hotel Cordis, Auckland are one of many accommodation providers around the region that are making waves in delivering sustainable best practices.
Every 24 hours Cordis, Auckland work their magic to convert 1000 kgs. of discarded material into environmentally safe water – a zero food waste to landfill initiative they have been partaking in for the past year. Leading the way in this space, Cordis, Auckland is proud to be the first Hotel in New Zealand to introduce this waste management system.
Meanwhile, a few floors up the building are the newly-built beehives with bees a-plenty. Urban beehives have been cropping up around the city to assist with pollination. The hotel is also making great use of the honey produced from the busy hives.
Keeping the fizz in festive, Cordis, Auckland re-purposed champagne bottles into candle keepsakes and gifts over the Christmas break – a partnership with local artisan maker, The Bubbly Project. Monies raised went towards the Auckland City Mission Christmas Appeal.
Another in-house recycling programme involves recycling used soap bars and redistributing them to the community, to help promote hygiene and reduce the spread of disease. As the first hotel in New Zealand to partner with Beyond Skin Deep since July 2018, Cordis, Auckland’s first batch of newly ‘recycled’ soap was minted from a total of 55kg of used soap collected at the end of August, recycled from the hotel’s 411 guest rooms and suites.
In 2016 Cordis, Auckland received EarthCheck Platinum status – the world’s leading sustainability certification programme for the tourism and travel industry.
For more information on Cordis, Auckland and their sustainable initiatives, please access the website at www.cordishotels.com/en/auckland