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Green Credentials

A Green Eynsham

As an independent hotel operator, we are committed to ethical and responsible business practices and support initiatives that build relationships with the local communities in which we operate. We also recognise that our activities impact on both the local and national environments and as such, we are committed to protecting the environment through continual improvement of our environmental performance and prevention of pollution where possible.

Eynsham Hall Ltd. complies with the requirements of environmental legislation as a minimum standard. We continuously strive to improve environmental performance and always assess the environmental impact of our future operations. We cascade environmental and CSR related information to our employees and review our policy annually.

Aims and objectives

We encourage our staff to enjoy and embrace the company CSR policy and to assist in implementing ways in which to keep the business as green as possible. Our approach is governed by various key elements:

Waste Management

• Recycling programs are in place throughout our hotel including water bottles, waste paper, cardboard and boxes and printer/fax cartridges/toners

• Newspapers are provided to guests after request at check in and where provided in lounge/bar areas we only order two copies of national newspapers

• On-line brochures are available to avoid unnecessary paper usage

• Contracts and confirmations are emailed wherever possible to reduce paper usage

• Where possible marketing materials are produced using recycled paper / materials

Water Conservation

• Bed linen and towel usage policy in place to reduce water and detergent usage

• Tap water is available in the bar and restaurants upon request

• Garden watering through rain collection

Energy Efficiency

• Staff always ensure that office and back of house lights, computers and monitors are switched off when they are not in use

• Natural light is used wherever possible to minimise lighting

• Low energy light bulbs are used wherever possible throughout the business

• Air conditioning is set to optimum temperatures with guest signage in place

• Energy consumption tracked monthly by cost per room for electricity, gas and water

• Time switches (for lighting) installed in back of house areas and grounds

Food & Beverage

• Vegetarian choices are always available

• Seasonal produce is used and sourced locally wherever possible to reduce air/road-miles

Community Engagement

• Eynsham Hall Ltd. is engaged with community organizations through partnerships, volunteerism and sponsorship as these community-based relationships are particularly valued

• Waste items are donated to schools and charities