Colombo Courtyard, Sri Lanka took measures to counteract its carbon footprint and thus became South Asia’s first CarbonNeutral® Certified property
Bangalore, Karnataka, India., June 16, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - IDS Next Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, a leading hospitality software solutions provider is glad to congratulate Colombo Courtyard hotel, Sri Lanka on becoming South Asia’s first CarbonNeutral® Certified property.
Colombo Courtyard is an urban boutique hotel located in the heart Sri Lanka’s capital city. The 32 – room elegantly designed property offers luxurious accommodation, dining and spa facility to its customers. Colombo Courtyard has been using FortuneNEXT 6i Express Hotel ERP from IDS Next since 2011.
“Our earnest cheers to the Colombo Courtyard management for becoming the first city hotel in South Asia to receive the CarbonNeutral® certification. We feel proud to see one of our customers doing its best towards creating a better environment. This would no doubt inspire other hotels not only in Sri Lanka, but also in South Asia to move in this direction,” said Binu Mathews, CEO, IDS Next.
Carbon Neutral Certification refers to the process of measuring and reducing a company or organization’s carbon footprint by adhering to certain carbon neutral protocols. Colombo Courtyard achieved this with the help of Carbon Consulting Company which conducted a Green House Gas (GHG) assessment to measure the hotel’s direct and indirect emission level. The assessment was done in accordance with GHG Protocol developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Resources Institute and Carbon Disclosure project.
Commenting on this achievement by Colombo Courtyard, Nandika Udupihilla, Country Head – Sri Lanka & Maldives, IDS Next said, “This is an exemplary accreditation to achieve. We are happy to see that Colombo Courtyard has taken a proactive commitment to the environment and gone the extra mile to achieve a zero carbon footprint.”
About IDS Next Business Solution:
IDS Next Business Solutions is a global leader in providing Hotel ERP and technology solutions for the Hospitality and Leisure industries. We have earned the trust of over 3500 customers globally, and have a strong presence in 40+ countries across South East Asia, Oceania, Indian sub-continent, Middle East, and Africa. IDS Next’s clients include Ramada Hotels, ETA Star, Ramee, Sterling, Choice Hotels International, Swissôtel, Aitkens Spence, John Keells Group, Colombo Courtyard, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts, ITC Fortune Group, Royal Orchid Hotels, Pride Hotels, Keys Hotels, Golden Tulip and many more.
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