Our Initiatives towards sustainability accreditation
The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa recognise the need to adopt sustainable practices across our hotel operations to help protect the planet and meet our social commitments.
We understand our responsibility to mitigate our negative impacts on both the environment and our local community and the need to maximise and improve our positive impacts in both these areas.
With this in mind we have implemented many changes across the hotel including reducing our waste streams and increasing our recycling, preferencing local suppliers and Fairtrade goods, created a new biodiversity habitat where insects and birds can flourish and strengthened our partnerships and support for local charities and schools.
Below we have listed a few of our new policies, improvements and successes.
We have created a large meadowland on our grounds, to allow nature to flourish. And our team has built bug hotels by reusing wood pallets and local stones.
To help reduce detergent, energy and water use, we have decided not to change the linen for our guests staying less than 3 nights, unless requested.
Implemented new heating timetables to reflect seasons for bedrooms and event suites to reduce energy use and lower our carbon emissions.
We have changed our complimentary toothbrushes to bamboo, which are available from Reception.
We have created 3 local walks for our guests to enjoy and discover the natural beauty around the hotel.
We are promoting our local walks and cycling routes on our website to encourage our guests and visitors to bring their bikes, or take a walk during their stay with us HERE
We have upgraded exterior lights to LED and installed light sensors to ensure they only use energy when needed.
We encourage sustainable transportation to the Hotel read more about the local trains & buses HERE
We encourage staff and guests to actively recycle more items and have not sent anything to landfill in over 12 months. We have reduced our single-use packaged items in our restaurant and offer fresh tap water as an alternative to plastic bottled water.
We are in the process of installing 4 EV car electric charging ports to our parking, available for our staying guests and delegates attending events and weddings.
We are partnering with a local taxi firm that uses Hybrid cars reducing our carbon footprint.
Our Sustainability Policy has been created to help guide our employees, guests and the wider community, which can be found HERE
We are proud to be working towards Green Key accreditation, more details found HERE
If you have any questions, want to get involved or have ideas the Hotel could implement please E-Mail our Green Team we will be happy for your feedback.