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Know How Guide to Sustainable Hotel Certification Schemes
Introduction This Know How Guide offers an introduction to sustainability certification for hotels. It will help you understand why you might seek certification and the key performance areas for sustainable hotel certification, as well as giving an overview of some of the most common certifications....
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Communicating Sustainability to Guests
If you have some great environmental or social initiatives at your hotel, you may well want to tell people about them. But how to do that? Many sustainability messages fail because they are just put out as a list of facts without thought to how...
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Human Rights and the Hotel Industry
This Know How Guide is a high-level introduction to human rights for the hotel industry – what human rights are, the context of the hotel industry, steps to implement the UN Guiding Principles and resources for further reading. It is primarily written for Corporate Responsibility...
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Reducing and Managing Food Waste in Hotels
Our latest Know How Guide has been developed in collaboration with Considerate Hoteliers to help hoteliers and chefs understand how to manage and reduce food waste in hotels - what is the issue, how should it be addressed and what resources are on offer This guide has...
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Addressing Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry
Our updated Know How Guide for 2016 has been developed to help hoteliers understand human trafficking and forced labour - what it is, how it may affect them and what actions they can take to reduce the risk of trafficking in their business Definition of...
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Water Management and Responsibility in Hotels
In celebration of World Water Day here are our top tips for hoteliers looking to reduce their water consumption and address water issues responsibly An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), and since...
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Sourcing Sustainable Food in Hotels
Why more hotels are switching to sustainable food policies and how to create a policy of your own The importance of sourcing sustainable food may sound like an out of date topic. Surely, everyone knows the impact of food miles and the do’s and don’ts...
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What is Community Engagement?
Corporate community engagement—also known as corporate community involvement or corporate community investment - refers to the activities that a company undertakes to enhance its relationships with, and contribute to the well-being of, the communities in which it has a presence or impact It is the...
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Responsible Procurement
Responsible procurement (also known as sustainable/green procurement, environmentally preferable purchasing [EPP] or sustainable/responsible purchasing) is a process by which environmental, social and ethical considerations are taken into account when making a purchasing decision....
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