Corporate Social responsibility at QHotels
At QHotels we take our corporate responsibility extremely
seriously. We are passionate about our role in the
conservation of the environment and investment in our local
communities. We recognise that environmental sustainability is
of the utmost importance to all of our customers, team members,
local communities and investors.
Since 2008, when we formed QHotels Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) Steering Group and started our journey on
sustainability, it has become the cornerstone of our business and
encompasses the way we do business each and every day.
Our efforts were recognised when we achieved the AA Eco Hotel
Group of the year award for 2011-12. This helped cement QHotels'
reputation as a company that delivers the highest conservation
Headed up by Michael Purtill, Managing Director of QHotels, the
CSR steering group has representation from Directors of all key
areas of the business - HR, Marketing, Sales, Operations,
Procurement and Property - regular quarterly meetings are held to
review progress and set direction.
It is the board's intention to reduce the energy consumption and
CO2 emissions of the group, year on year by a combination of
sensible management and sound investment in proven energy reduction
projects. Since commencement of this policy in 2008, QHotels have
reduced carbon emissions by approximately 4,000 tonnes of C02.
At QHotels we choose to work with like minded businesses who
also strive to reduce waste and think and act 'green' as much as
One supplier is Orwak, a high quality waste handling of
products, made in Sweden since 1971. Orwak Environmental
Services, part of the PHS Group, is the sole distributor
of Orwak waste handling products in the UK. http://www.orwak.co.uk/
We're proud that 21 of our hotels are Green Tourism accredited.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) is the national
sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. It is now
the only certification scheme validated by Visit Britain, for
more information click
here. All of our hotels are now at a minimum of a Silver
standard with 15 hotels at the Gold level.
Ashford International Hotel
Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort
The Cheltenham Chase Hotel
The Nottingham Belfry
The Park Royal
The Cambridge Belfry
The Oxford Belfry
Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Resort
Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Resort
Telford Hotel & Golf Resort
The Hampshire Court Hotel
The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort
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