Sudima Auckland Airport was our first hotel to receive CarboNZero certification in 2014 and since then this hotel has reduced emissions year-on year, you can read more about the energy savings at Auckland Airport.
In October 2017, Sudima Christchurch Airport became the second carboNZero certified hotel in the country.
And in December 2018, our Rotorua hotel also earned carboNZero certification. Making us the only hotel group with this certification in New Zealand.
Our teams across Auckland, Rotorua and Christchurch have taken on the environmental journey and understand the importance of creating a sustainable business. A ‘Green Team’ has representatives from each hotel who look for new environmental ideas and community projects such as local clean ups and organic herb gardens for the kitchen teams.
Green initiatives in the hotels range from electric car charging stations and rainwater harvesting to LED lighting and chemical free cleaning products and swimming pools. A chilled beam air conditioning system in Sudima Auckland Airport was costly to install but generates huge energy savings.
Some properties have no in-room fridges or cut flowers. Guest communication ensures they understand what the hotel is doing to be sustainable and why.
The hotels work with suppliers that can prove their environmental credentials, such as a coffee partner that provides Fairtrade, certified organic beans and biodegradable, compostable takeaway cups, and a bathroom product supplier that supplies environmentally friendly products and also converts used soap bars into biodiesel and biodegradable building products.