The first certified Green Restaurant® in Quebec
MONTREAL, August 8, 2012 – Osco!, the InterContinental Montréal’s French brasserie, was recently certified as a 2 star Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national non-profit organization that assists restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable. Receiving 120.34 GreenPoints™ on the GRA’s rigorous certification scale and having implemented 44 steps, Osco! Restaurant has gone 20.34% above and beyond the minimum requirements necessary for certification. «We are extremely proud of this certification as this is a token of our commitment to operate our hotel in a sustainable way and reduce our environmental footprint over the next months and years» expressed Mr. Bernard Chênevert, General Manager of the InterContinental Montreal.
The efforts made by Matthieu Saunier, Executive Chef, and his team with regards to the recycling program, the energy efficient lighting, the pre-rinse spray valves and faucet aerators, as well as the vegetarian and vegan purchases were all determinant factors in the certification obtained by Osco! Restaurant. "We're thrilled that Osco! has become the first Certified Green Restaurant® in Quebec," says Michael Oshman, CEO and Founder of the Green Restaurant Association. "We look forward to working with them going forward."
InterContinental Montreal, 360, Saint Antoine Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3X4, Canada
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About InterContinental Hotels Group
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with almost 60 million members worldwide. IHG is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms and franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,400 hotels and more than 656,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.
About the Green Restaurant Association®
The Green Restaurant Association is a national non-profit organization that provides the only official Certified Green Restaurants® mark in the country. For two decades, the GRA has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement and has been the leading voice within the industry encouraging restaurants to listen to consumer demand and green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With their turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it easy for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in a profitable manner. The GRA is endorsed by scores of national environmental organizations such as NRDC, and esteemed trade organizations including the New York State Restaurant Association, Orange County Restaurant Association, and America Public Garden Association. The GRA is also an Energy Star partner. In 2010, Citysearch announced the GRA as their official Green Restaurant® listing partner. The GRA has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and in The New York Times, and The Washington Post. For more information visit www.dinegreen.com.
To see Osco! Restaurant's detailed green label and all their environmental steps, click here.
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