The Bristol wins Green Team award at inaugural “Night of the Stars”

Members of The Bristol’s Green Team celebrate their award
The Bristol has done it again, picking up another award for its environmental efforts, this time the Green Team award at the inaugural “Night of the Stars”, organised by the recently re-launched Bristol Hoteliers Association to celebrate and recognise the efforts of the chefs, front-of-house staff and unsung heroes who work so hard to make Bristol’s hotels a success.

The Bristol was recognised for the investments it has made in being more eco, which have resulted in year on year energy reductions, including an 18.5% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, an 8.2% drop in electricity usage and a 9.5% fall in gas consumption. They have also succeeded in diverting all of the hotel’s waste from landfill and ensured that the hotel recycles 64% of its water.  

In real terms, this means, for example, that the hotel has removed the need to plant 54 acres of trees in order to offset carbon dioxide emissions, due to the fact that it has noticeably reduced its CO2 emissions. Additionally, The Bristol’s waste management systems have reduced general waste by 34% and the staff have worked hard to reduce single-use plastics by utilizing paper straws and reusable cups, reducing the number of plastic cups used on property by 18,000.  

Furthermore, The Bristol’s F&B offering is made, as much as is possible, from locally, ethically and fairly-traded ingredients; 80% of the staff walk, cycle or take the bus to work; and each year the staff adopt a local charity for which they raise money – this year the chosen charity is PROPS and their aim is to raise £6000.  

Previously, The Bristol has picked up awards for the “Best Green Business” at the Business Leader awards (October 2017), secured a place in the “West of England Green 50” list produced by the Evening Post (October 2017) and won a TripAdvisor Green Leader award (January 2016).  

Bristol Hoteliers Association Chairman, Mark Payne, who is also General Manager of The Bristol, said, “I am thrilled for all the winners of tonight’s awards, as they all play an important role in the success of the hotels, which in turn generate a great deal of prosperity for the city and surrounding area. “The hotels employ thousands of people, use many local suppliers and act as a shop window when people and businesses are looking for somewhere to stay or host an event. They also act as the first point of contact for many people when they visit Bristol. The staff at all Bristol’s hotels put in a lot of effort, much of which goes unnoticed. These awards recognise that hard work and honour those who help to make our city such a great place to visit.

“I’m particularly proud that we won the Green Team award, as our green champions work unstintingly to make The Bristol a more eco-friendly and socially responsible hotel, proving that you don’t have to be a new build to make a difference. There is always something that can be done, however small, to improve the environment and collectively make Bristol a better place to live and work.”