Goal 8. Live Better
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Play our part in the global sustainable tourism initiative.
Eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and items:
The kitchen has achieved package free deliveries in fresh products through supplier Allfresh (Zero packaging, and Reusable containers are Reused for all deliveries).
We have taken action to move from single-use plastics to reusable alternatives
Engage our suppliers to support our focus on avoiding single-use plastics or non-recyclable packaging and to commit to reusable, recyclable, or decomposable products.
We have removed single-Use Plastic from all our rooms, the remaining Single Use items in the rooms are all 100% Recyclable, we achieved this with the help of our supplier Rafferty Hospitality.
Recycling system in place throughout the hotel – Waste Separation in place with support from our supplier Panda, and all food waste is now collected for composting.
All Food & Beverage consumable items are all reusable, recyclable, or decomposable products, which we achieved with the help of our supplier Higgins Ireland.
Our Cleaning Products are all sourced from Diversey who have been offering Green Seal certified solutions to their customers for over 15 years. Green Seal is a global non-profit whose certification mark is a universal symbol that a product, cleaning service or facility meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership.
The kitchen have implemented a stock pot for all vegetable peelings, and we have also reduced portion sizes in the restaurant based on food waste measurements
The kitchen have also increased the vegan and vegetarian options to reduce meat intake in the hotel. Thus, reducing carbon emissions and promoting healthier options for our customers. We use suppliers Plant It who give back to the environment by partnering with Trees on the land to dedicate a portion of their sales from every Plant-It product to tree-planting initiatives in Ireland & the UK.
We are working to become as paperless as possible, assessing all our printing needs, recycling all printer paper, double-sided printing policy. There is an e-invoicing policy in place in the hotel.
The paper that we do use is made from 100% recycled material and achieves its extra brightness while eschewing harmful optical brightening agents used by other types of paper, this allows the paper to achieve the quality of other brands, but with less damage done to the environment, sourced from our suppliers at DAOL.
Our total landfill waste consumption has reduced by 33% in 2022 to date compared to the same period in 2019.
From our top 20 Food Suppliers; 67% of our food is locally sourced, 20% is regionally sourced, 13% is sourced nationally. Our aim is to continue improving on the percentage of our locally sourced food.