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SUSTAINABILITY

As anyone in the hospitality industry knows, hotels can have a big environmental footprint. From the countless gallons of water used each day to the mountains of waste produced, it's no wonder that sustainability is top of mind for many eco-conscious business owners. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to make your hotel greener. Implementing even a few simple best practices can significantly lower your carbon footprint and save you money.

 

What's more, guests are increasingly interested in supporting sustainable businesses. In fact, one in three consumers prefer sustainable brands. So, whether you're looking to boost your bottom line or win goodwill from guests, making your hotel more sustainable is a smart move. But we know it's not always easy to reduce your environmental impact. That's why we're here to support you in achieving your sustainability goals. So get in touch with Beacon today. Together, we can make a difference.

Beacon is proud to work in partnership with Quality in Tourism to offer the REST scheme to BWH Hotel Group members.

The Responsible, Ethical, Sustainable Tourism (REST) scheme was devised to assess and measure hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses, offering independent assessments, objective investigations and recommendations for change. The scheme was developed in response to growing consumer demand for an independent quality mark, alongside requests for a grading that supports business' RFP processes.

Developed by a team of experts, who boast a practical and in-depth knowledge of the industry, the scheme is fit-for-purpose and widely endorsed. It's the first of its kind to measure not only the environmental sustainability of your business, but also your commitment to staff and clients, your CSR practices, your HR policies and your supplier relationships.

So if you're looking for a way to show that your tourism business is committed to being responsible, ethical and sustainable, then the REST Scheme is definitely worth considering, particularly as BWH Hotel Group will fund your first year of fees.

Shining the spotlight
on your green practices 

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Highlighting businesses that leave the REST behind...

Environmental and economic management assesses waste, pollution, energy consumption, water, carbon footprint, sustainable developments, sustainable practices, provenance and much more.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) measures your relationships with the local community, charitable commitments, and your activities which go beyond the day-to-day.

HR and ethical employment includes legal compliance, alongside staffing policies, unique initiatives and incentives, plus feedback from your staff.

Supplier practices and business compliance looks at the way in which you source and work with your suppliers; how they are selected initially, in addition to the ways you work together to improve co-sustainability.

The criteria for the REST team were devised by a group of experts, with the ambition to objectively measure and quantify every aspect of the business, against benchmarks for quality, responsibility, sustainability, ethical practices, environmental commitments and overall practices, alongside legal compliance. 

The criteria have been divided into four cornerstones Environmental & Economic Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR & Ethical Employment and Supplier Practices & Business Compliance. Each individual question requires a specific answer, from an accurate reading of your energy usage to the presentation of your staffing policy, and up-to-date certificates. Each has then been given one of four levels of weighting, to ensure fair measurement and objective assessment.

Although designed to be objective, there is plenty of room for you to demonstrate your superstar business qualities and gain extra recognition for a specific area of the business (or two!). But don't just take our word for it, check out the three short videos below featuring Sarah White from QiT and Jonathan Fletcher from The Grange at Oborn, who took part in our pilot and gained silver accreditation from participating.

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A supply chain that doesn't cost the earth!

When you're running a business, it's important to find suppliers who share your commitment to sustainability. Beacon is fortunate to work with partners who not only provide great service and value but also care about the environment.

 

So, when it comes to the supplier practices and business compliance part of your REST assessment - we can help. All of our suppliers can provide sustainable options, from linen suppliers, who use organic cotton and low-impact dyes, to utility brokers, focused on renewable energy. We believe that this focus on sustainability will help us all reduce our impact on the planet and make a difference for future generations.

 

So, if you're looking for a supplier who can help you achieve your sustainability ambitions, look no further than Beacon. Our partners have years of experience helping companies just like yours make the switch to sustainable practices whilst also saving money. Contact us today and let us show you how we can help make your business more environmentally friendly - it's easier than you think!

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