Hotels are increasingly recognising the importance of sustainability. Embracing sustainable practices is not only beneficial for the planet but can also enhance your hotel's reputation and bottom line. Here are some practical tips to help improve your hotel's sustainability and contribute to a greener future.

Support seasonality 

Reduce your hotel's carbon footprint by sourcing products locally. Embrace a farm-to-table approach in your restaurant by partnering with local farmers and producers. You can also consider growing your own produce. Fresh herbs or veggies from a garden or even a windowsill pot could be a significant stand-out feature of your venue.

Want to know more about what’s in season? Check out our seasonal calendar here.


Avoid disposable products

Opt for biodegradable or recyclable packaging for toiletries and amenities. Offer reusable water bottles and encourage guests to refill them at designated water stations, reducing the reliance on single-use plastic bottles.

When it comes to Back Of House and Front Of House, our range of packaged products and solutions offer recyclable and reusable options for your staff and guests. Read more about our sustainable solutions here.


Increase plant-based offerings

Increasingly aware of the potential consequences of their dietary choices, many consumers are making a conscious effort to consume less meat – especially given that animal products are the single biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. By serving plant-based meals, your hotel not only aligns with this growing consumer trend but also contributes positively to environmental sustainability, reducing your hotel’s carbon footprint.

Explore our plant-based meal ideas here.


Future 50 Foods

Developed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in collaboration with Knorr Professional, Future 50 highlights 50 plant-based foods that have a lower environmental impact and are more nutrient-rich.

For a full list of all future foods view the full report here.


Energy efficiency upgrades

Investing in energy-efficient technologies can significantly reduce your hotel's environmental footprint and operational costs. Consider upgrading to LED lighting, installing smart thermostats, and implementing motion sensors to regulate energy consumption in unoccupied rooms. Additionally, explore renewable energy sources like solar panels to power parts of your hotel.


Educate on water usage

Implementing water-saving measures is another essential aspect of sustainable hotel management. Install low-flow faucets, toilets, and showerheads to minimize water wastage. Encourage guests to participate by placing informational cards in rooms that highlight the importance of conserving water and provide tips on how they can contribute.