The award – the highest honour in the scheme, which itself is the largest and most established of its type in the world – recognises the hotel’s efforts to promote sustainability and implementing cost-saving practices that help the environment while improving guest experience.
With over 2,300 members throughout the UK and Ireland, and over 850 members in Scotland, the GBTS is a well-recognised award whereby businesses and organisations are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a set of criteria; covering areas as diverse as energy and water efficiency to waste management, biodiversity, community involvement and more.
Committed to the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and care for the local and global environment, Dorsett Shepherds Bush takes sustainability seriously, which is reflected in the variety of ways it seeks to minimise the impact on the environment; including:
• Educating team members about how to create a greener world; including reducing pollution, encouraging recycling and sharing ways to preserve the environment
• Lowering water pressure to reduce waste
• Monitoring its CO2 output and lower heating settings
• Using and promoting hybrid taxis
• Switching to suppliers using organic and sustainable products
Hilary Cross, the General Manager of the Dorsett Shepherds Bush Hotel commented “It is a true honour to accept the Gold Award for Green Tourism Business Scheme on the hotel’s behalf. This accolade is a rewarding acknowledgment of the hotel team’s hard work to protect and preserve our environment; as a business we believe that it is essential to be eco-minded and we look forward to furthering our green credentials in 2016”.