The Village Accommodation Group wants to illustrate its focus on responsible tourism by showing our commitment to environmental and social sustainability. To ensure that the natural beauty of this country is passed on to future generations we have an on going committed action plan in place to improve our environmental performance and the environmental awareness of our staff, suppliers and customers alike.
Our action plan is an on going scheme which is constantly under development, we conduct regular meetings within our departments to discuss new initiatives and also to see of ways we can improve current initiatives.
Please see below some examples of what is currently involved in our action plan:
- Monthly monitoring of electricity and gas consumption. Targets have been set over a 12 month period to improve each of these by 5% to 10%.
- After individual evaluation of our suppliers and products, we are looking to where possible only use suppliers and products which meet up to our environmental standards. For example we now only use environmentally friendly cleaning products.
- Promote & encourage in house recycling by providing degradable bags for guests to separate there recyclable goods. We also have reusable shopping bags available at our reception for guests to use free of charge.
For a full list of our eco procedures please contact us and we will be happy to provide this information.
We are constantly thinking of ways to develop our own eco policy, as we appreciate travel has an enormous impact on the environment. We hope that through the information and services we provide, we can in some small way help and minimise this. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our contribution to the environment and welcome any feedback.
An equally important part of Village Accommodation sustainability programme is how we can help socially within our community and with local charities. We are proud to be associated with the Mary Potter Hospice, where we have developed a way to support families by offering donate free accommodation during their time in Wellington.
We are also very happy to have sponsored the upbringing and named our own Kiwi with the Rimutaka forest Trust. Pa who has just been let into the Rimutaka forest, which was a very special day for all involved.
We believe it is important to promote and sponsor events in Wellington, for the second year we have been a bronze sponsor for The International Arts Festival as well as sponsoring the Wellington Basketball team The Exodus Saints for the second year running.