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Adnams Hotels achieve Green Tourism Gold

By Benedict Orchard, also posted in News on

Green Tourism Gold AwardThe teams at The Swan and The Crown are delighted to have achieved Gold standard in our Green Tourism Business Scheme audit. This is a real improvement to our last Silver grading and an achievement we are very proud of, especially as only a select few hospitality establishments across the UK have gained the accolade. As Environmental Sustainability Manager, I have recently worked closely with Jenny, the Assistant Manager of The Swan Hotel, to see how we can help improve the energy efficiency of our picturesque listed buildings. This includes installing LED lights and light motion sensors, raising staff awareness about energy efficiency and recycling everything possible. Jenny comments: “Since achieving the Bronze award back in 2007 the Hotels were keen to keep the momentum going with quirky ways to go green such as electric bikes, recycled blankets and more recently our Green Booth at The Swan. We gained a silver award in 2010 with our re-grading which was a fantastic achievement, but not wanting to be outshone by the super eco-efficient Brewery and Distribution Centre we kept tweaking and pushing forward with Green Initiatives and I am so proud that our continued efforts have been rewarded with a Gold Accreditation in both hotels. There are only another 8 hotels who hold the Gold award in the whole of the East of England!” We've achieved Gold because of the consistent efforts across every element of the Hotels to achieve efficiency and sustainability. This involves our staff, as well as our customers, who do their best to minimise waste at every level. You can read more about how our hotels are working on reducing their environmental impact here (2.8MB pdf) We're proud of our 'Green' Policy, and the fact that we work closely with local suppliers to ensure our food is as fresh and as local as possible. Adnams has a commitment to sustainable practices, and we will not rest on our laurels after achieving Gold - there's lots more to do!

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