Taking our responsibilities seriously
As a large group of 15 hotels, we are very aware that we have an impact on people, communities and the environment, for which we need to take responsibility. We are committed to improving our environmental performance, and also to ensuring that members of staff and local communities are well looked-after.
Our entire management board is involved in making decisions about our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies at monthly board meetings. The policies focus on three key areas:
- The environment
- The community
- Our staff
Partners, Families and Friends
To help us meet our environment and community goals we have three key partners.
In 2009 we commenced a working relationship with the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). It has an accreditation scheme that credits environmental good practice and helps businesses identify cost savings relating to energy efficiency, water conservation and waste minimisation. It also encourages the use of green products such as local food, drink and crafts and helps promote public transport, cycling, walking and wildlife conservation.
To help us meet our community support objectives we have selected Macmillan Cancer Support as our nominated charity.
With regards to staff, we have well-defined policies on recruitment, equal opportunities and anti-discrimination, and health and safety. We have an ongoing focus on training and development to help all staff meet their personal goals and develop to their full potential. And we recognise the role that family and friends play in the well-being of all our staff, and have a number of initiatives in place such as giving every staff member an extra day off for their birthday.
To view our full CSR policy please click here.