A new environmental audit took Nikko Bali Resort and Spa to the top of the class
Being certified as an ECO HOTEL resort does not mean that Nikko Bali Resort and Spa left it at that; continuous efforts and improvements are still required to maintain that status and responsibility. In truth, being ‘green’ is NOT easy at all, it’s a never-ending mission, especially for a huge organization like Nikko Bali.
TUV Rheinland Bali, the appointed certification company for ECO HOTEL, has recently conducted another audit at Nikko Bali Resort and Spa on April 4th and 5th to see how within the past one year – since the resort was officially certified in April 2011 – ‘green’ efforts are still carried out. The audit took two days, during which each and every aspect was inspected, from energy saving, waste management, hazardous material handling all the way down to the policies and procedures. The result? A significant improvement has been achieved and Nikko Bali Resort and Spa now holds the highest point ever from all of the audits done by TUV Rheinland Bali.
Within the last year, investments were made to ensure that more energy is saved and less waste is produced. Some of the initiatives done consist of the use of LED lights in public areas, gardens as well as 150 guest bedrooms (and more is planned to be replaced), the use of biodegradable materials, water recycle, installment of security and safety regulations e.g. assembly route signs. These initiatives have immediate impacts on the resort’s performance in relation to energy consumption and cost. Compared to the previous year and the budget set for the energy consumption Nikko Bali Resort and Spa managed to save electricity usage up to 732.000 KWH (equal to 56 household consumption per year), water consumption at 39.000 M3 (equal to 100 household consumption per year), fuel at 53,000 litres (equal to 30 cars consumption per year) and wastes produced were also reduced by more than 300 kg (equal to 5 household waste produced per year).
Such initiatives only prove that Nikko Bali Resort and Spa really cares about the environment and take its status as a certified ECO HOTEL seriously. A green move for a resort, a huge STEP UP for the Island of the Gods.