CASE STUDY


CASE STUDY

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Henley Business School & Henley Conferences at Greenlands

Set in the 30-acre Greenlands Estate, in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside alongside the River Thames, Henley Business School is an internationally renowned residential business school. Home to some of the UK’s leading MBA and Executive Education courses, this magnificent Grade II Listed Building offers excellent conference, meeting, and event facilities and provides a spectacular setting for a multitude of events, including weddings, product launches, and team-building workshops. A 100-room hotel and sophisticated restaurant complete the estate.

Henley Business School & Henley Conferences are committed to working towards creating a truly sustainable destination for their visitors.

We recognise that our operations have an effect on the local, regional, and global environment and we are committed to achieving the highest standards of environmental performance, preventing pollution, and minimising the impact of our operations. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment by reducing landfill and replacing high-energy equipment with more efficient models.  Alan Brand – Head of Hotel and Conference Services

As well as the normal focus areas of machinery and equipment, materials and supplies, household management and recycling, the team at the Greenlands Estate also have an ongoing riverbank and estate environment policy to maintain their surrounding natural environment.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Since achieving BS ISO14001 for Environmental Management in 2010, Greenlands has gone on to implement numerous systems to continue to improve its sustainability; segregating waste for recycling has been common practice on the estate for many years.

In January 2011, Greenlands started working alongside kompost ltd to divert all uncooked food waste via specially designed wormeries. The resulting worm casts went back into the gardens of the estate to bolster productivity.

In June 2012, Greenlands stepped it up a notch by investing in two in-vessel composters. These komposter™ units are able to process cooked and uncooked food waste and, instead of having the food waste collected and sent to an anaerobic digester many miles away, it is now composted on site.

In the summer of 2013, Greenlands went full circle by establishing raised beds, with its own compost, to grow herbs for the kitchen.

In early 2014, the housekeeping staff began working with CleanConscience™, to redirect their waste toiletries from landfill and incinerators. Waste hand-soaps are collected and re-purposed into new bars for distribution by health organisations, to reduce disease in areas of the world where hygiene is extremely poor. Part-used bottled toiletries are also collected. Any remaining product is removed and re-purposed, allowing the empty plastic bottles to be diverted from landfill and recycled.

This is a FIRST for the UK hospitality industry and Greenlands is proud to be at the forefront of this innovative new recycling initiative.

ACCREDITATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS

Greenlands is a full member of Conferences Centres of Excellence and a member of the HBAA and holds management accreditation from Investors in People. The venue has been awarded Platinum Tier IACC Green Star,The Green Tourism Gold Award for Sustainability and Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2014. It holds ISO 14001 standards accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to the environment, and ISO 9001 demonstrating their commitment to service quality.

 

CONTACT FORM

To arrange a meeting to discuss how CleanConscience can help your property, please contact us using the form below; when making contact please answer the following questions:

1. Which brand of toiletries do you use and how many items per visit?

2. How many rooms and how many linen rooms at your property?

3. Which programme are you interested in? Turnkey or SoapBox™?

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