The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) has become the first hospitality school in the world to receive the Green Globe Certification.
Ron Hilvert, managing director of EAHM said: “We are proud to receive this certification and we strongly believe in creating an environment that allows students and colleagues to adapt to a sustainable future by practicing Green Globe values in everyday life.”
EAHM was recognised for its contribution in encouraging students and colleagues to embrace a sustainable future. Steps taken at EAHM include the use of electronic publications in the library and the newly installed LED lights and motion-sensors which were seen as essential measures in achieving the certification. Green Globe also commended EAHM’s Student Council’s efforts to engage students and colleagues in its Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
EAHM was also recently honoured as a strategic partner of Dubai SME at the Graduation Ceremony of the Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy on 20 May 2015.
EAHM was instrumental in supporting the graduates to achieve their “Professional Hospitality and Restaurant Management Certificate” and also facilitating the graduates’ business plan reviews and on-the-job placements in hotels such as the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Commenting on EAHM’s involvement, Ron Hilvert, managing director, said: “It is indeed encouraging to see more Emiratis taking a keen interest and starting their own businesses within the hospitality and tourism industry.”
Dubai SME is an integrated division of the Department of Economic Development (DED). It was developed as a resource for support, information and outreach for the growing small and medium enterprise sector. As one of the main pillars of Dubai’s economic success, they aim to support entrepreneurs in all phases of their development. One of the major goals of Dubai SME is to promote innovation and leadership across all segments of the small and medium enterprise sector.