Considerate Hoteliers call for entries to sustainability awards

By Lorraine Heller

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Related tags: Social responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate social responsibility

Lancaster London installed beehives on its roof as part of its green strategy
Lancaster London installed beehives on its roof as part of its green strategy
Hotels are being urged to send in applications for the Considerate Hoteliers Association (CHA) Awards, which recognise sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially responsible practices in their operations.

The deadline for the awards, which will this year comprise of seven categories including several new ones, is Thursday 31 March 2011.

The Considerate Hotel of the Year Awards 2010/2011 will be announced on 23 May 2011 at a gala lunch at The Savoy, London.

Categories are:

  • The Considerate Hotel of the Year 2010/11 ​– which will be presented to the hotel that demonstrates the best overall performance in every aspect of their business, including a successful range of environmental initiatives, from energy and water conservation, waste reduction and support for sustainable food, to marketing, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
  • The Considerate Supplier of the Year Award 2010/11 ​– will have to be nominated by a hotelier and will be a supplier that has met the hotel’s environmental needs across their supply chain, including sourcing, ingredients/content, sustainability, social responsibility, value for money and quality of service.
  • The Considerate Small Accommodation Provider of the Year Award 2010/11​ – presented to an operation with less than 10 bedrooms, including B&Bs, guest houses, and restaurants or pubs with rooms.
  • The Considerate Sustainable Food 2010/11 Award​ – for the operation that has made the best efforts to support local food producers, to purchase or produce ingredients ethically and sustainably, and to successfully communicate these efforts to guests.
  • The Considerate Green Team of the Year 2010/11​ – presented to the hotel with a team of staff that has made the biggest difference in 2010 through innovative and inspiring green initiatives.
  • The Considerate Green Champion of the Year 2010/11 ​– will go to an individual nominated by colleagues for their dedication and inspiration in raising a hotel’s green standard.
  • BestGreen Marketing Initiative for 2010/11​ – a new award which will go to the hotel that has produced the most outstanding green marketing initiative.

More information and entry forms can be found on the CHA website

View BigHospitality’s video on the Lancaster London’s sustainability initiatives here.

BigHospitality’s sustainability feature can be found here.

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