Cedar Court Green Policy
Cedar Court Hotels are proud to be Yorkshire’s largest independent hotel group. The wonderful countryside, wildlife and natural beauty of our surroundings are part of our success. The region welcomes hundreds of thousands of business and leisure visitors each year, drawn by our rolling countryside, rugged coastlines, famous Yorkshire dales and vibrant towns and cities.
Cedar Court Hotels are delighted to introduce a more robust and comprehensive company approach to our environmental and corporate responsibility strategies. As Yorkshire’s largest independent hotel collection welcoming tens of thousands of guests to our hotels every year and utilising a significant amount of energy through the consumption of gas, electricity and water, the company is keen to play its part in reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions, reducing packaging and waste and ensuring our working practices are economical and in the best interests of our natural environment.
Group Environmental Policy
We believe that as a prominent local company employing circa 300 employees across the group and operating four substantial sites, we have a responsibility to implement robust strategies and actions to minimise both our short and long-term impact on the environment, to continually search for new ways of working which will further reduce energy consumption across the group, reduce our waste and landfill requirements and increase our recycling opportunities. We aim to keep abreast of new technology, which will assist us in further reducing our energy consumption and implementing the latest equipment and technology at our disposal where commercially viable.
We commit that all future product developments will include light and energy-saving devices where commercially viable.
In summary, we aim to:
- Reduce our energy consumption by 10% in 2023.
- Reduce our water usage by 10% in 2023.
- Reduce our waste disposal and landfill requirements by 50%.
- Increase our recycling quantities.
- Research and implement new technologies to assist in the above.
- Work with our staff and clients to look at new, innovative ways of working to help in our aims.
- Set energy consumption and CO2 emissions targets, which can validate the actions being implemented.
Local Environment and Wildlife
In addition to our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, Cedar Court Hotels takes great pride in looking after the local wildlife that calls Yorkshire home. We understand that the beautiful countryside, wildlife, and natural beauty of our surroundings are integral to our success. As stewards of this land, we are dedicated to preserving and nurturing the diverse ecosystems that make Yorkshire so naturally captivating.
Group Corporate & Social Responsibility Policy
We aim to be at the heart of our local communities through our varied services and facilities, including weddings and special events, funerals, health clubs, family events and food and beverage offerings.
We aim to be an employer of choice who recruit, induct and train their workforce to a high level; who supply safe, clean and enjoyable working environments for all members of staff and who offer people in all areas of the business rewarding and challenging employment and career opportunities.
We employ an equal opportunities recruitment policy.
We want to actively work with and become an integral part of our local communities, and with this in mind, our group and hotel objectives include the following:
- Annual nomination of a local group charity with whom we will actively work throughout the year and support in terms of facilities, services and fund-raising activities.
- Annual nomination of local individual hotel charities with whom the hotels will actively work throughout the year and support providing facilities, services and fund-raising activities.
- Work with our local schools and colleges to provide work experience opportunities, support recruitment and interview training days, and welcome school visits to the hotels to introduce the world of hospitality as a potential career.
Cedar Court Hotels undertakes the responsible management of its value chain as a sustainability priority, starting with our team to our suppliers and guests.
Our suppliers constitute a key stakeholder group for the company and as part of its pathway to a net-zero carbon future by 2050, in support of our efforts to integrate and promote responsible practices and apply sustainability criteria in all areas of the supply chain processes:
- Green Energy sourcing on products and services
- Net Zero focused sourcing initiatives
- Local sourcing initiatives to reduce delivery miles
- Eliminate single-use plastics
Reduce, Reuse, Replace, Recycle
Cedar Court Hotels works to reduce, reuse, replace and recycle and share best practices in this area. We work with suppliers to reduce waste and increase recycling. Other key waste management priorities include food waste management and eliminating single-use plastics wherever possible.
Much of a hotel’s environmental impact is generated through sourced products, services and activities. Cedar Court Hotels partners with like-minded suppliers committed to doing business responsibly, providing integrated projects and solutions for our hotels.
Suppliers must respect the Supplier Code of Conduct, with all applicable laws and regulations and request the same from their supply chain, including third-party labour agencies.
It is estimated that 30% of the energy used by buildings is wasted. A key goal is to reduce our overall energy consumption significantly. There are several ways to do this, such as investing in energy-saving technologies and tools, developing environment-friendly building designs, collaborating with owners and investors to invest in sustainability measures, and engaging and educating team members.
Cedar Court Hotels is committed to science-based net zero by 2050. We actively strive to reduce our carbon footprint by finding energy-efficient solutions and increasingly using renewable energy sources. We are working to implement renewable electricity solutions that are carefully designed to achieve the most significant carbon reduction impact. Our goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by pursuing a renewable energy sourcing strategy to increase the amount of renewable electricity we purchase and produce.
Carbon neutral meetings
Cedar Court Hotels is committed to hosting Carbon neutral meetings to help our clients be as green as possible, reduce plastic usage, implement IT initiatives to reduce paper, reduce food waste, and promote public transport links to our venues.