For the sixth year running, the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has received the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Accreditation for their commitment to sustainability.
Achieving Gold level in the Green Tourism programme recognises those venues that demonstrate the highest standards of sustainability, with a strong ethos and excellent practices throughout, with an outstanding and inspirational approach.
Holding the accreditation since 2011, and undergoing rigorous assessment every two years, the Hotel was marked as “excellent” or “outstanding” in the areas of Management, Social Responsibility and Equality, Nature and Culture and Innovation.
Discussing the accreditation, General Manager of the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Gary Rice, said: “In line with the Scottish Government’s objective to help tackle the global issue of climate change and create a greener Scotland, we are delighted to have once again received the Gold Accreditation from Green Tourism.
“In recent years we have made some fantastic strides in our Green Agenda, continually looking for new ways to improve what we offer; whether this is in finding new ways to add in extra features to our Green Conference Package, the installation of our electric car charging points or working rigorously to ensure where possible our restaurant produce is locally sourced and Fairtrade, all whilst we continue offering the best customer experience possible.”
The Golden Jubilee has a fantastic track record in delivering sustainable practices, being shortlisted for the Sustainable Development and Green Champion categories in the 2016 Glasgow Business Awards, along with the Visit Scotland Taste Our Best Award two years in a row for offering high quality, local, fresh food and ingredients.
The dedicated Green Team is represented by every department in the Hotel and there are department champions to support with unique and innovative ways to improve the eco-friendly status, encouraging guests to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Gary Rice added: “Our team are very dedicated all year round and I am extremely proud of their commitment and dedication which has made the Gold Accreditation possible. We know as we continue to welcome more events and conferences, that this presents new challenges and opportunities to enhance our Green Agenda, and we will continue to strive to lead on quality and innovation to offer a greener, cleaner, experience for all of our customers.”
For more information on the Hotel’s Green Agenda, visit: http://www.goldenjubileehotel.com/hotel/info/social-responsibility/green-agenda/