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Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet – Lancet report

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet – Lancet report   A major report on healthy diets and food systems commissioned by the Lancet Medical Journal has called for a comprehensive shift in how the world eats. The EAT-Lancet Commission involved a 3-year collaboration between 37 scientific experts from 16 countries. It concluded that our […]

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Food outlets save money by reducing food waste

Savour Food sees companies save money and enhance environment   East Cork food and retail businesses are making huge cost savings and having positive impacts on the environment and staff morale thanks to Savour Food, a new food waste reduction programme. Supported by the Clean Technology Centre (CIT), SECAD, and Taste Cork, the 11 participating […]

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Plastic Ban planned for public sector

GHP Comment: Whilst eliminating single use plastics is an important issue (and one too many hospitality businesses are paying lip service to, or engaging in green washing exercises by publicising plastic straw removal) this move by the government is a major smoke screen to try and position Ireland as a progressive environmentally responsible country.  It […]

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SWISSOTEL – Sustainability Update 2015-2017

PARIS Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, a leading brand within the AccorHotels Group, announces the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report Update, “Made with Sustainability in Mind”. This report covers the brand’s strategies and actions to continuously improve its sustainability performance throughout the years of 2015, 2016, and 2017. Previous Sustainability Reports were issued in 2012 […]

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Green Awards 2019 – Shortlist

The Annual Green Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 26th February in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Rod – Book tickets here… We are delighted to see Hotel Doolin shortlisted for a number of Awards – Medium Sized Organisation of the Year – Sustainability Team of the Year & Tourism and Entertainment Award  (We would urge […]

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Energy Audit Scheme – Legal Requirement

GHP Note:  Many hospitality businesses fall within the criteria – employs more than 250 people as it includes all employees – full-time and part-time.  Companies with multiple units or linked enterprises – Hotel groups, restaurant chains, pub groups, etc. – will easily surpass the 250 number. GHP recommends that your initial step is to engage […]

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How sustainable is Ireland’s food industry?

The ‘Irish Times’ war on waste food survey finds food businesses are making progress – but fast food and ready meals are black spots Sat, Nov 24, 2018, 06:00 Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor, Marie Claire Digby Link to article here    

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Masterchefs boosts NUIG eco-drive

Pictured are  Masterchefs Managing Director, Pat O’Sullivan, NUI Galway’s Director of Commercial Services, Ann Duggan and Lorraine Rushe, Environmental Health & Safety Manager at NUI Galway, in the self-sufficient herb garden established by Masterchefs at Moffetts Restaurant, NUI Galway Masterchefs Hospitality have, over  the last twelve months , served 25,000 hot beverages in reusable cups […]

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2019 Sustainability Forecast: Six priorities for your company

Where is sustainability headed for the hotel industry? Xenia ze Hohenlohe, managing partner and founder of UK based Considerate Hoteliers, a hospitality consultancy, offers six trends that will come to the forefront in the coming year. Reporting and climate goal compliance: Science-based targets for big hotel groups Pressure is growing for global companies to develop ambitious emission reduction […]

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How hotels, plastics and wellness are critically connected

WORLDWIDE WEB OF WELLNESS BY ANNA BJURSTAM Anna Bjurstam, Six Senses Spas, vice president of spas, Bangkok How hotels, plastics and wellness are critically connected (The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author.) This blog has been bubbling up within me for quite some time. I have been greatly inspired by […]

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