Environmental Management Policy, Objectives and Targets
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. The Herbert Park Hotel is committed to taking the following actions;
- To achieve sound environmental practices across our entire operation
- To comply fully with all relevant legislation
- To produce an annual Environmental Plan setting out our Objectives, Targets and planned Actions
- To minimise our waste and reduce our water and energy consumption where possible
- To reduce, Reuse and Recycle the resources consumed by our business wherever practical
- To help increase awareness with regards to protecting the environment supporting our staff, customers and suppliers in doing so.
- To provide all employees with the training and resources required to meet our objectives
- To communicate our policies and practices to interested parties
- To monitor and record our environmental impacts on a regular basis in order to compare our performance with our policies, objectives and targets
MAJOR TARGETS & OBJECTIVES
To reduce our energy consumption by 15% in 2013 over 2012 and reduce Carbon Emissions by 2 tonnes.
To reduce consumption of mains Water by 17 % in 2013 over 2012
To reduce the waste we send to landfill by 35%
To engage with our suppliers to reduce packaging by 25%
To continue sourcing the highest quality of local and national raw materials, supporting small businesses when possible
COMMUNITY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
To communicate periodically our performance and achievements through the hotel website and staff forum.
To supply information to our guests on how to reduce their carbon footprint while staying with us.
What our guests can do?
In each bedroom in the hotel we provide guests with the option of participating in our on going environmental policy by placing the towels that do not need laundering on the racks and rails in the bathroom.
At Herbert Park Hotel all our fresh meat and seafood are of traceable Irish origin and sourced from the highest quality Irish suppliers.
Please feel free to send in your ideas of how we can make Herbert Park Hotel a 'greener' hotel. Contact Us with your suggestions.