On March 13, 2012, the Musik und Kongresshalle Lübeck (MuK) received the Green Globe test seal for the second time.
After 2010, the certification process was successfully performed again in 2011. Thanks to achieving guideline compliance of 92%, MuK reached the highest result internationally, and was awarded the High Achievement Award 2011 by Green Globe – a highly motivating success.
Ilona Jarabek, General Manager at MuK, says: “ Our vision is simple, yet it poses a major challenge. Our main operational goal is to consider the economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainability – for the sake of humanity as well as the environment.”
Ilona Jarabek feels vindicated in her own and the MuK team's actions through the award. “We strive to act accordingly in any way possible and under all circumstances. Through its high requirements towards sustainable tourism, the Green Globe certification is the ideal resource to develop and drive a complex sustainability management system.”
MuK's sustainability management includes responsible use of natural resources, supporting and preserving regional, cultural and historic inventories, practising social responsibility within and beyond the organisation and saving the environment. When organising events, these parameters are taken into consideration during purchasing, waste management, catering, communications activities as well as social aspects, mobility and the resourceful use of water and energy. Besides from drastically reducing their carbon emissions, MuK has saved over 200.000 Euros thanks to their sustainability efforts.
The engagement of the congress and events sector will hopefully help to make Germany one of the most eco-friendly travel destinations worldwide.”