MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE CERTIFICATION

 As climate change continues, it will lead to more severe and frequent natural hazards. Hotels and resorts face disproportionate risks to climate change, and most do not have strategies in place to reduce
their risk to extreme weather events and other disasters (GAR, 2013). In total, 635,000 hotels are
located in tourism destinations exposed to high risks from natural and man-made disasters (CATDAT, 2018). According to research by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) more than 40% of businesses do not reopen after major disasters.
To secure competitive advantage and develop business resilience, it is becoming increasingly helpful
for hotels and resorts to shift their focus from merely reacting to crises, to proactively identifying, analyzing and assessing risks while formulating their business strategies. But knowing how to do so is the biggest challenge. With the right tools, hotels can excel despite disaster and ever increasing climate risks.

More than 40% of businesses do not reopen after major disasters

We are here to help you develop new business strategies to reduce multi-hazard risks and adapt to climate change.

WE SUPPORT ALL HOTEL TYPES

We offer a full suite of crisis management solutions and practical tools that are specifically designed with all hotel types in mind. We support all hotel types:

⇀ any location: City hotels to beach and isolated resorts

⇀ any size: From small boutique hotels, to large independent or chain hotels

⇀ any hazard: Earthquake, flood, windstorm, storm surges, tsunami, volcano, landslide, bush fire, technological hazards and climate change impacts from extreme weather events

COVID Standards Wheel

MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE STANDARDS

Hotel Resilient has developed Global Standards that contain over 250 compliance criteria and guidelines in 9 core components that can be used consistently to ensure that hotels and resorts comply with hazard-specific disaster risk management and climate change adaptation standards in a measurable way.

 

BUILDINGS

Criteria includes location details pertaining to hazards and site, structural elements and a variety of non-structural characteristics of the hotel property.

SYSTEMS

Criteria includes the systems within the property and buildings that the hotel needs to function, with emphasis on those systems most needed in emergency situations, such as fire protection, evacuation, and backup power.

MANAGEMENT

Criteria includes plans, processes and activities surrounding disaster preparedness, response, communication and business continuity.

MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE STANDARDS

Hotel Resilient has developed Global Standards that contain over 250 compliance criteria and guidelines in 9 core components that can be used consistently to ensure that hotels and resorts comply with hazard-specific disaster risk management and climate change adaptation standards in a measurable way.

 

BUILDINGS

Criteria includes location details pertaining to hazards and site, structural elements and a variety of non-structural characteristics of the hotel property.

SYSTEMS

Criteria includes the systems within the property and buildings that the hotel needs to function, with emphasis on those systems most needed in emergency situations, such as fire protection, evacuation, and backup power.

MANAGEMENT

Criteria includes plans, processes and activities surrounding disaster preparedness, response, communication and business continuity.

COVID Standards Wheel

SIMPLE YET POWERFUL SOFTWARE

From powerful risk analytics and performance metrics, to comprehensive management tools, the Hotel Resilient Software provides you with everything you need to improve resilience.

Managing disaster risks and planning for climate change is complex. With access to hundreds of existing strategies and guidelines, regularly updated with best practices, the Hotel Resilient software helps you identify the gaps and weaknesses in your hotel’s crisis management plan based on a multi-hazard risk assessment, and prioritize actions for strengthening the resilience of your property.

Identify your hotel’s risks

Your risk score is calculated by taking into account hazard intensities at your location, future climate scenarios, site conditions and the vulnerability of your building. 

Manage resilience improvement actions

The software clearly lays out the steps needed to improve resilience and the task management functionality lets you assign, schedule, prioritize and track resilience improvement actions. 

Measure your hotel’s resilience

The software takes you through each of the criteria that make up the Hotel Resilient Standards and factors in risk to provide you with a resilience score.

Apply for MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE Certification

Not only can you apply for certification with the click of a button, the software ensures a transparent review and prompt communication between you and Hotel Resilient.

E-LEARNING AND WEBINARS

Dynamic content for a dynamic situation.

We provide a suite of e-learning courses and Training Webinars that provides the foundational information and best practices needed to prepare for, manage and recover from disasters and climate risks designed specifically for hotels.

Our E-learning courses are designed to quickly train staff on the fundamentals of crisis risk management as well as more in-depth courses that go into the details of specific areas such as crisis communication, safe evacuation, early warning, fast recovery post-event, and business continuity management.

E-LEARNING AND WEBINARS

Dynamic content for a dynamic situation.

We provide a suite of e-learning courses and Training Webinars that provides the foundational information and best practices needed to prepare for, manage and recover from disasters and climate risks designed specifically for hotels.

Our E-learning courses are designed to quickly train staff on the fundamentals of crisis risk management as well as more in-depth courses that go into the details of specific areas such as crisis communication, safe evacuation, early warning, fast recovery post-event, and business continuity management.

DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CERTIFICATION

SELF-CHECK

The Multi-Hazard and Climate Change Self-Check Stamp and Report can be obtained directly by hotels that meet all the requirements of our Multi-hazard and Climate Change Standards and pass with a score of 80% or above.

No external review by Hotel Resilient is required. The Multi-hazard and Climate Change Self Check Stamp is provided on the basis of a declaration that all information provided is true and accurate.

Hotels with the Self-Check Stamp will be shown on the Hotel Resilient website.

certification

The basic Multi-Hazard and Climate Change Certification is awarded to hotels who meet all mandatory criteria of the Multi-hazard and Climate Change Standards AND achieve a Resilience Score of at least 80% based on a limited review of documents. Certified hotels must complete independent desktop audits each year to maintain certification.

Hotels with this Certification will be shown on the Hotel Resilient website as Multi-hazard and Climate Change Certified.

 

GOLD CERTIFICATION

The Multi-Hazard and Climate Change Certification is only available to hotels who meet all mandatory criteria of the Multi-hazard and Climate Change Standards and achieve a minimum Resilience Score of 80% based on a comprehensive review. The certification is valid for one year, and Gold Certified hotels must also complete the mandatory audits each year to maintain certification. Hotels with this Certification will be shown on the Hotel Resilient website as Multi-hazard and Climate Change Gold Certified.

 

further information

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further information

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You can find more details about the Hotel Resilient MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE Certification

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long will MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE Certification take?

The certification process depends on the completion of the submitted documents and review process. In general, if an application is complete and has all the requisite documents, we will strive to award the certification within 5 business days. We will notify hotels if we expect delays.

How much does MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE certification cost?

Please see our MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE CERTIFICATION pricing plan for costs and advantages of each level of certification. Prices for renewal of certification are also covered in the pricing plan.

How long is the MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE Certification valid?

The MULTI HAZARD AND CLIMATE CHANGE CERTIFICATION is valid for 12 months from the date of being issued. Renewal of certification prior to expiry date is recommended if conditions of your buildings or site significantly change. Please see our pricing plan for renewal fees for the certification.