Environmental Policy

Whittlebury Hall recognises its responsibility to respect the environment and strives to achieve environmental best practice throughout its business activity.

We believe that everyone has a duty of care for the environment and to seek ways to conserve natural resources. We are conscious of environmental issues and we believe that the pursuit of economic growth can be linked to ecological protection. This is a collective issue which is the responsibility of government, business and the community at large.

In pursuit of our business goals, we will seek to minimise the wastage of raw materials and energy, and to minimise harmful emissions resulting from our activities. We will apply all relevant legislation concerning the environment and will actively co-operate with the authorities on environmental protection matters. Where regulations do not exist we may set our own standards of environmental performance. To this end we will conduct internal environmental reviews and annually assess our progress towards an improved environmental performance. We will inform our suppliers and contractors of our environmental policies to ensure that the goods and services they provide meet our environmental objectives.

Our customers and guests will be made aware of our initiatives and we will encourage them to help us achieve our environmental goals.

Our employees will be provided with the information, instruction and training necessary to fulfill the requirements of the policy.

The hotel General Manager will implement this policy and report annually on its progress. The policy will be monitored to ensure it is effective and will be regularly reviewed and revised as necessary.

Activities that are thoroughly established at Whittlebury Hall include:-

  • Recycling of all glass
  • Recycling of all office paper
  • On-site bailing and recycling of all card waste
  • Recycling of all waste oils
  • Recycling of plastics
  • All guest rooms fitted with power-off master switches
  • Hotel gas boilers fitted with energy reducing ‘smart programming’ which has reduced gas consumption

Over 100 out of 280 staff use company minibuses from Buckingham and Towcester that run 24-hours, thus minimising car transportation.

New laundry machinery has been fitted to reduce chemical usage and energy consumption.

Constant monitoring to ensure minimum safe levels of chemicals are used in our spa and leisure facilities.

Energy saving light-bulbs have been fitted in public areas and energy saving strip-light reflector fittings have been fitted to all training rooms.
 

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