Winning the 2021 Health and Safety Excellence Award, Hotel and Leisure, and Excellence in Sustainability accredited by the 2021 Facility Management Awards
Cliste Hospitality was announced on Thursday July 29th as the winner of the 2021 Health and Safety Excellence Award, Hotel and Leisure, at the annual awards hosted by Business River Magazine, the foremost H&S award platform in Ireland.
This is the second significant award to be won by Ireland’s largest regional hotel group in the last three months, as Cliste Hospitality also won the Excellence in Sustainability award at the Facility Management Awards 2021 at the end of April, the most prestigious awards of their kind in the country.
Both awards are judged by independent panels of leading, industry-specific professionals, with rigorous criteria delivering a balanced judging assessment from leaders in their field, who bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise to the judging process to ensure that the winners are truly outstanding and worthy of recognition.
Group Operations Director, Chris Austin, is delighted with the two awards. “These two wins are a tremendous achievement for our Hotel Group, iNUA Collection. Each award came with some very serious competition, with the finalists in our category at the Health & Safety Excellence Awards including the Aura Leisure Group, Maldron Hotel Parnell Square, Stewarts Sports Group and the Trigon Hotel Group and, in the Facility Management Awards, An Post, BAM, Greystar Ireland and Indigo Real Estate. These two major awards so far this year are great recognition for all the hard work and effort put into these crucial areas by our teams across our nine properties.”
Thursday’s 2021 Health and Safety Excellence Award, Hotel and Leisure, recognises any organisation in hospitality or leisure industry who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the safety, health and welfare of its employees and customers over the past 12 months.
“The 2021 Health and Safety Excellence Award, Hotel and Leisure, is a huge achievement for the group and super recognition of our Health and Safety programmes,” says Group Operations Director, Chris Austin.
The Excellence in Sustainability award won at the Facility Management Awards 2021 at the end of April recognises an outstanding sustainability initiative executed by an FM professional, team or organisation over the past 12 months.
“A sincere vote of thanks to all the hotel Maintenance Managers and their teams for driving sustainability across the group hotels and thank you to the GMs and Hotel Managers for their continued support and commitment to the programme,” he continues. “In 2019 we achieved Eco Label accreditation with Green Hospitality in all 9 hotels, saving 3.4m kWh of energy across the group, reducing our carbon footprint by 701 tonnes and saving the equivalent of €370k.”