Three Cork hotels announce certified green managers

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Three Cork hotels announce certified green managers

Christina O’Sullivan (left), Edel Kavanagh (middle), Nicole O’Leary (right)

UK: Staff at three hotels in Cork have qualified as green managers after being awarded the Certificate in Environmental Sustainability Management in Hospitality. 

The certificate is a follow on programme from the Fifty Shades Greener (FSG) environmental programme. Earlier this year, FSG in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality created and launched the Level 4 certification in environmental sustainability management, which is registered by Ofqual.

Christina O’Sullivan from the boutique Imperial Hotel; Edel Kavanagh at the Metropole Hotel; and Nicole O’Leary from the Cork International hotel, have all been awarded the certificate.

The course has been designed to up-skill people working in the hospitality to reduce the use of energy and water, as well as cutting down the production of waste. It is a practical programme where learners are presented a number of tasks across six units to be completed at home or at work.

It is available fully funded under the government’s Skills to Advance initiative.

All three hotels have already completed the 50 Shades Greener Programme. The Imperial Hotel is part of Flynn Hotels, and the Cork International and Metropole Hotel are part of Trigon Hotels.

Valerie Cowman, manager of the Bishopstown Campus at the Cork College of FET, said: “I congratulate Nicole, Edel and Christina on their significant achievement in becoming Cork’s first certified green managers. They and their companies and trailblazing a way for sustainable tourism in Cork and we are proud to be part of it.”

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