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First and Only EarthCheck Platinum Hotel Member in Hong Kong: Eaton HK, 10 Years of Environmental Leadership

January 7, 2021 Hotel News No Comments

Eaton HK is proud / honored to be the first and only EarthCheck Platinum certified hotel in Hong Kong.

EarthCheck is the world’s leading benchmark and certification for environmental sustainability in the hospitality industry and its important Platinum accolade recognizes a hotel’s commitment to sustainable efforts for 10 consecutive years.

Eaton HK was founded by Katherine Lo in 2018, and has continued the environmental commitment of the site’s previous embodiment – Eaton Hotel. Since launching, the new Eaton HK brand has taken the company’s dedication to the planet’s well-being to new heights. Eaton’s care mission and purpose is to operate as a platform for environmental and social change, helping to make the world a better place. At a time when climate change and waste are at a critical juncture, the EarthCheck Platinum Award is an important form of recognition for continued efforts towards a shared future.

Eaton HK is a single-use plastic free environment, where rooms are furnished with organic fixtures and GreenGuard Gold Certified mattresses  free of harmful chemicals and made from all-natural materials. No detail is spared, with 90% of the hotel’s lights replaced with LED energy efficient bulbs.

No threatened fish species are featured on menus, with Eaton HK’s F&B team prioritizing sustainable fisheries.

Caption:  Eaton HK is proud / honored to be the first and only EarthCheck Platinum certified hotel in Hong Kong.

(Mr. Dirk Dalichau – Managing Director, Eaton HK and his team with

Mrs Julia Herries – Trade and Investment Commissioner, EarthCheck)

Paperless check-in and check-out has saved 250,000 pieces of A4 paper annually. In addition, Eaton is a proud partner of Water for Free, providing free and purified water for guests and the public.

This year, Eaton HK used its exterior to call attention to our fragile environment by working with the National Geographic Society to launch a Nathan Road facing billboard showcasing National Geographic Explorer, Pulitzer Grantee, and Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Photographer of the Year Pablo Albarenga’s 6 metre-tall photograph of a tree standing tall in the Amazon. Albarenga’s National Geographic Society-funded project series, Seeds of Resistance, shines a light on environmental issues that stem from the destruction of native lands. By bringing his work to life in one of Hong Kong’s busiest urban neighborhoods, this exhibit brings the power, timelessness, and fragility, of the natural world face to face with people living in the city. The photo both inspires contemplation and is a singular call for action. It is a reminder that nature is a transcendent refuge, yet under threat and in dire need of our protection.

In summary, in 2020 Eaton HK:

  • Reduced waste sent to landfills by 60% – an astonishing 90% less waste per guest night than the regional average.
  •  Drove greenhouse gas emissions 25% below the regional leader and 58% below the regional average (kgCO2-e/guest night).
  • Reduced energy consumption per guest per night to 19% below the regional leader and 53% below regional average.
  • Over 90% of hotel lighting utilize LED energy efficient bulbs
  • Achieved potable water consumption at a rate of 20.7% below regional average.
  • 2,078kg of food donated annually with Food Angel
  • 192kg of pastries donated annually with Foodlink Foundation
  • Organic Natural Mattresses in all renovated rooms which are GreenGuard Gold Certified to be free of harmful chemicals and off-gassing with 100% all-natural latex which is a pure, botanical product that is sustainably tapped from the Hevea brasiliensis tree and is hypoallergenic.
  • Recycling bins in rooms and garbage bins to separate waste in public areas throughout hotel, over 70% guests recycle during stay

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