Westminster’s premier conference, meeting and event venue, One Great George Street was proud to be awarded the prestigious Silver Green Tourism Award by Lady Cobham at the recent Best of British and Ireland Exhibition held at Olympia. The Green Tourism Business Scheme is a national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Award winners are scrutinised on over 145 separate measures by qualified advisors before being accredited with the relevant award.
One Great George Street successfully implemented a plethora of proactive measures to help sustain the global environment. These actions include: the installation of water saving devices in all toilets and the fitting of a PIR (passive infra red) system to urinals which has saved up to 25% of water use. Utilities are monitored and the dedicated “Green Team” at One Great George Street continuously promotes the importance of sustainability to all staff via the intranet and other internal communication channels. A Green Meetings Package is also available, giving clients the option of hosting a meeting in a room with natural daylight or lit by energy saving bulbs, the serving of fair trade tea and coffee as well as menus comprised of raw ingredients that have travelled the lowest distance delivery practical as suggested by the event co-coordinators as well as the option of waste materials sorted and recycled.
“The venue is conscious that vital steps need to be undertaken to conserve and preserve the environment. By making knowledgeable, committed key changes in our working practice to reduce waste, energy and resources One Great George Street is delighted to be presented with the Silver Green Tourism Award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.” commented Lisa Fisher, Sales & Marketing Manager for the award-winning Westminster venue.
One Great George Street received the esteemed award in recognition of making its operations more sustainable whilst maintaining a high level of service to all its clients.