Hilton Dubai adopts green cleaning system
Dubai, August 10, 2009
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has become the first hotel in the UAE to adopt JohnsonDiversey’s eco-friendly Jonmaster Ultra-Microfibre cleaning system.
The new green system was put into effect this month, following a successful trial and training period, which triggered a significant reduction in water and chemical usage by almost 6 per cent and 60 per cent respectively, said a statement.
Jonmaster is a hospital approved green cleaning system, accepted by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. The system uses Ultra-Microfibre cleaning cloths to disinfect almost 99.999 per cent of bacteria and viruses on any surface, with minimal use of water and chemical agents.
“This system once fully integrated as the standard housekeeping process successfully improves efficacy by reducing risk of cross-contamination, It provides considerable savings, almost eliminating the use of water or chemicals as the main cleaning agents,' stated Asif Khatri, executive housekeeper, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.
'Furthermore the system improves the well-being of my team by reducing chemical contact and cleaning time spent per surface. We have never before seen such multiple benefits in one system.”
“JohnsonDiversey has a long standing history in environmental activism across the globe, and we have now begun to implement this environmental conscience through our partners and products in the UAE. We are confident that our Jonmaster system will have a very positive impact on the hotel’s ‘green’ program and operational efficacy,” added Marc Robitzkat, marketing manager, JohnsonDiversey, Gulf FZE.
In May, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah was honoured by Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (Dewa) for significantly reducing the use of water and electricity in 2008, as part of the ‘Your Decision’ conservation campaign.
The hotel successfully achieved a 6.2 per cent reduction in electricity usage, while a 2 per cent decrease was recorded in water consumption.-TradeArabia News Service