“To be a leader in the hospitality sector for the region in promoting the concept of “green tourism and sustainability.”
Barnham Broom are proud to have been awarded a Bronze award by Green Tourism and are committed to environmentally friendly practices and reducing our carbon footprint wherever possible.
We see the Bronze award as just a starting point and are keen to build on this. However, we already have a number of green initiatives in place.
First, we use locally-sourced food and drink in our kitchens, preferably within a 40-mile radius. This not only allows us to work with some fantastic local suppliers, such as Winbirri Vineyard in Surlingham and Cleveleys butchers, but it also helps us to decrease food miles and support local businesses while showcasing what the region has to offer.
This is complemented with ethical teas and coffees and eco-friendly toiletries which are available in our food outlets and bedrooms respectively.
Waste minimisation is also an important element for us as we recycle wherever possible to cut down on landfill. For example, we use a cardboard baler to reduce the number of bins we need and the amount of potential miles and waste produced.
The team at Barnham Broom always makes the effort to be environmentally conscious and reduce the use of energy and water to minimise waste. For example, there is a widespread use of LED bulbs and sensor controls to avoid surplus energy usage. The staff take personal pride in minimising waste by ensuring that water, gas and electricity are not used unnecessarily by both office and operational members of staff.
Barnham Broom is now working towards a Silver award and have assigned “Green Champions” within the team to help promote and educate other employees how to be more aware of the environmental impact of the hotel.