As a forward thinking company, we are naturally also a socially responsible one. We recognise that our business must be operated not only for profit, but also for the preservation of the environment and for the good of the community of which we are a part. We're committed to environmentally friendly initiatives and policies by monitoring and reducing consumption levels and costs in ways that generate revenue without compromising our corporate and social responsibilities mandate outlined below.
Our employees play an active role in identifying and implementing eco-friendly policies, and all staff are required to comply with the mandate.
We understand that every guest has different needs and we aim to make our hotel facilities available and accessible to all guests equally. In rare instances where this is not possible, we will endeavour to offer a range of facilities for guests with a perspective on disability including:
Collaborative and community minded, we will always support local community projects and assist local charities, with each request given due consideration. We also operate environmental impact programmes for each hotel.
All activities, donations and sponsorships raised by guests, suppliers and staff will contribute to the Company's objective of supporting local charities.
We acknowledge that the environment can potentially be impacted by any of our activities, operations or services. This policy sets out how the Company will manage, monitor, measure and otherwise be accountable for its ongoing environmental performance.
In the implementation of this policy, we will adhere to the requirements of relevant local, national and international law pertaining to the environmental aspects and impacts of the Company and ensure that this policy is consistently observed in line with those requirements.
We are committed to preventing pollution of any kind wherever possible and will ensure that, as well as optimising new products, services and processes to expedite this prevention, existing systems and processes are reviewed in order to identify areas for pollution prevention. For each product, service, system or process, this will be achieved by:
We will integrate environmental management procedures, processes and planning with the general operations of the Company to maximise the potential reduction of our environmental impacts.
Through the use of environmental performance evaluation procedures and key performance indicators, we will seek continual improvement in our environmental performance. This will be achieved through the proper implementation of our environmental management system, the design, development and management of which is the responsibility of the Company's senior management.
Through the implementation of this policy, we will set a leading example of good environmental management for the hospitality industry.
The Environment Policy is everyone's responsibility, from kitchen porter to senior executive team, and sets out the responsibility for environmental performance including the development and maintenance of an adequate system of management, measurement and improvements.
The Company's Commercial Director is responsible for our overall environmental performance, which is reported to the Board of Directors, and for the management of the following standards:
The following is a selection of initiatives that The Montcalm Luxury Hotels adopt to help reduce, re-use and recycle:
Each day, the teams in all of The Montcalm Luxury Hotels take the following actions to make their contribution to helping the environment:
We strive to reduce the use of hazardous or non-degradable chemicals and will work with our suppliers and partners to encourage the use of environmentally friendly soaps and detergents for laundering bed linen and towels. Where the use of such substances is unavoidable, we train staff in their handling and disposal and take precautions to minimise the impact of spillages.
We also aim to reduce the use of ozone depleting substances in supplied packaging materials, refrigerants and fire suppression systems by specifying new equipment that is free of such materials and by replacing existing systems as directed by legislation. Staff are COSHH trained.
We work to: