The Langham celebrates sustainability gold

The Langham, London

The Langham, London

The Langham, London celebrated their Gold Certification in late 2014 after five years of benchmarking and certifying their environmental and social performance under the EarthCheck Standard.

Paul Walters, general manager of The Langham said that as a leading luxury hotel in London, The Langham is nevertheless committed to providing great services while consuming minimal resources.

Walters said, “The Langham, London embraces Langham Hotels & Resorts’ mission to be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable hotel groups in the world. We have undertaken many initiatives to improve our environmental and social performance. For instance, we support our local community by purchasing all perishable goods from local sellers. We also encourage our staff to participate in fundraising activities throughout the year, with a 100% participation rate.”

The hotel also ensures no waste is sent to landfill. From 2008 to 2013 they minimised enough waste to fill 53 standard shipping containers.

The Langham London, known as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe when it opened in 1865 will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and has continued its tradition as one of London’s most prestigious establishments.

Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck, said that The Langham has a long standing commitment to sustainability, which is reflected in their continued dedication to the EarthCheck programme.

Moore said, “I would like to congratulate the whole team at The Langham on their achievement. The hotel is a leading operator in the UK and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”

The gold certification places them near the top of their sector in terms of their reduced resource consumption and increased community contribution.

EarthCheck Certification provided The Langham with a framework for environmental and social sustainability. This included requirements specific to their management systems, such as quality, environment, occupational health and safety, risk management and corporate social reporting.

Members of The Langham receive their gold EarthCheck certificate.

Members of The Langham receive their gold EarthCheck certificate.

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