QHotels secures its eco-friendly credentials with partnership with WRAP
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Friday, 17 August 2012 14:02
The new agreement will see QHotels and WRAP, a body set up to help recycling take off in the UK and create a market for recycled materials, work closely to accelerate the good practice that has already been put in place through collaborative working and behaviour change. WRAP will provide each hotel with the necessary support it needs to meet its business objectives by providing online tools, workshops, working groups and expert advice.
Working hard to achieve its CSR objectives, which includes reducing energy consumption by 15 per cent, QHotels is proud to have been awarded 8 Gold awards, with The Cambridge Belfry recently being awarded and 14 Silver awards from The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), the national sustainable tourism certification programme.
Michael Purtill, Managing Director at QHotels, said: “We continue to invest money into our 21 hotels to help improve our customers’ experience, as well as providing a great working environment for our staff. We are wholly committed to our environmental responsibilities and believe this partnership will allow us to grow further and remain a successful, sustainable business.”
Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO at WRAP, said: “We are delighted that QHotels has signed up to be a signatory to the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement. One of the big challenges the Hospitality and Food Service sector currently faces, as identified by WRAP’s research, is tackling the vast amount of food and packaging waste it produces and currently disposes of to landfill each year. The joint agreement between WRAP, all four UK governments and industry will tackle this issue, and by working together we can reduce the environmental impact from waste produced by the Hospitality and Food Service sector, whilst reaping the financial benefits.”
Throughout 2012 QHotels will continue to invest in each of its 21 hotels to ensure that it provides the most eco-friendly environment it can for both their guests and staff.