The Grand’s Social Engagement Project
As part of The Grand’s Social Engagement Project, The Grand works closely together with local and national charity organizations and participates in projects focused on education, waste, food, poverty, lonely eldery and more. Examples of associations and teams that The Grand supported throughout the year are: ‘De Regenboog Groep’, Serve the City, KNGF, ‘De Voedselbank’, the local first responders, waste collectors, several care homes and the city of Amsterdam.
To illustrate, The Grand recycled bedlinen for a shelter and donated matrasses to be re-used by the homeless in Amsterdam. Furthermore, food and funds have been donated to the foodbank of Amsterdam, clothes have been collected for refugees, old books have been collected to be given to the less fortunate and The Grand tulips have been distributed to care-homes and to ambassadors of The Grand that were at home due to the lockdown. As a result of this The Grand’s Social Engagement Project, our general manager Emmy Stoel has won the European Hotel Managers Association Sustainability Award 2021 by Diversey. The prize is awarded in cooperation with Diversey to an EHMA member who successfully implemented an innovative sustainability project during COVID-19.