Green Award

Green Award

 

 

 

Environmental Management Policy of The Twelve - Gold Medal Award Winner for Green Hospitality

 

Objectives & Targets 2015   
                           
“We recognise that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the Environment for future generations and to help secure the long-term sustainability of the Tourism Industry” To this end we at the Twelve hotel are committed to the following actions;
  - To achieve sound environmental practices across our entire operation

- To produce an annual Environmental Plan setting out our Objectives, Targets and planned Actions

- To comply fully with all relevant legislation

- To minimise our waste and reduce our water consumption where possible

- To reduce, Reuse, Recycle the resources consumed by our business wherever practical

- To invite our customers, suppliers and contractors to participate in our efforts to protect the environment

- To provide all employees with the training and resources required to meet our objectives

- To openly communicate our policies and practices to interested parties

- To monitor and record our environmental impacts on a regular basis and compare our performance
with our policies, objectives and targets”

 Major Targets & Objectives

Energy
To reduce our Energy consumption by 10 % in 2015 over 2014.

Water
To reduce consumption of Mains Water by 5% in 2015 over 2014 which will be the equivalent of  500,000 L of water. This shall be achieved be
adding aerators to all taps in the building. Also the continued us of our towel reuse program.

Waste
To reduce the waste we send to landfill by 5 Tonnes.

Green Purchasing
To engage with our suppliers to reduce packaging by 10%. To increase usage of recycled paper products to 10% of all paper/cardboard
purchased. To convert 40% of all light bulbs to Long life bulbs. To increase purchases of locally sourced foodstuffs by 10% and feature at least 6 Main courses from local suppliers on the menu daily.

Community Social Responsibility
To support a local school in their Green Flag Environmental Activities

To communicate monthly our performance & achievements through the hotel website
 
12 Things You Can do To make Your Stay Greener…
Adhering to our ‘Towel Reuse Programme’
Conservative use of water by using the two flush mechanism in the public areas
Not running water while brushing teeth
Not running water while shaving but rather fill the basin
Turn off air conditioning when windows are open
Place all clean dry recycling items in metal bin in room and general waste in bin in the toilet
Please call reception if you would like your linen changed
Please ask at reception for our guest guide where you will find lots of local biodiversity activities
Have any used batteries? You can leave them at our collection point at reception
Turn off lights in bathroom when not in use
Turn off lights and tv if not needed
Take your key card from socket when leaving your room

 

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