The Mercure Hotel, Bedfordview, was the first Fair Trade certified city-based business hotel in the world.
It stands out for exemplary labour standards, environmental policies and commitment to water awareness, energy management and waste recycling and for its comprehensive HIV and Aids programme.
The Mercure Bedfordview is located in an exclusive residential suburb directly opposite Eastgate Shopping and Entertainment Centre, 8 km from OR Tambo International Airport.
The Mercure network in South Africa seeks to procure its products and services from BEE-compliant and Fairtrade suppliers, including Thandi Wines and Bean There Coffee.
Mercure hotels monitor and take steps to reduce energy and water consumption. Eskom and Mercure are "sharing power to save energy" with the recent launch of a joint campaign to raise awareness on energy challenges in South Africa. Thus Mercure properties take active measures to inform guests of easy steps that can be taken to save energy and make a difference.
See here for Fairtrade certification info.
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