Howard Johnson Canada has decided to become more ecologically friendly by committing to have all Canadian properties complete the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating program by September of 2008.
The Green Key Program uses an on-line audit system to rate a hotel’s environmental performance. Hotels then receive a Green Key rating of between 1 and 5. Howard Johnson Canada has set a target for all properties to achieve at least a 3 Key rating.
Howard Johnson Canada has already introduced brand-specific linen and towel conservation cards and has implemented mandatory recyclable stationary in all guest rooms.
“The importance of being eco-friendly in today’s society is astronomical,” stated Howard Johnson Canada President, Glen Blake. “The Green Key program is a great way for hotels to see how environmentally friendly they currently are, and allows them to identify where improvements can be made.”