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Green Policy | Hotel Equipment Services | Robert Dunn

Green Policy

Energy, water and resource efficient.

Suppliers and manufacturers should be able to show they are committed to a green policy in terms of the materials & suppliers they use and their manufacturing processes. Their products supplied should conform to the hotel's green policy (see below).
The policy statements below are for discussion purposes. .


    1. Manufacturing should be environmentally friendly and sustainable in terms of energy, water, waste, sustainable raw materials and purchasing.
    2. Suppliers should confirm that their products comply with local and national relevant environmental legislation and codes of practice where the Client's hotel is located.
    3. Suppliers should confirm that their products comply with the hotel operator's environmental standards and green policy.
    4. Suppliers should be able to supply appropriate local environmental certification relating to the hotel location.
    5. Suppliers should detail how they set targets and measure their impact and performance and help locally.
    6. Products should be value for money in terms of whole life cost
      ie initial cost + maintenance cost + packaging disposal + cost of disposal + cost on environment
    7. If all other factors are equal (price, quality, service etc), a local supplier may be chosen over a remote supplier as the reduced level of transport represents a positive environmental benefit.
    8. Suppliers should have a good social, ethical and environmental policy.
    9. When obtaining tenders for goods, services and works, appropriate questions will be asked to ascertain the approach of prospective contractors to the protection and improvement of the environment, and how this approach is reflected in the tenderer's working practices and procedures, both in relation to the goods, services or works being tendered for and in relation to the tenderer's business generally. Tenderers will be advised within the tender documentation that account will be taken of such issues in the evaluation of tenders.
    10. Demand for "environmentally friendly" products will be stimulated by letting manufacturers and suppliers know the environmental performance expected.
    11. An environmentally friendly product can be described as being:
      • Fit for the purpose and providing value for money.
      • Energy, water and resource efficient.
      • Made with minimum use of virgin materials.
      • Made with maximum use of post consumer materials.
      • Non (or reduced) polluting.
      • Durable, easily upgraded, and repairable.
      • Re-usable and recyclable.
    12. It is useful for suppliers to have ISO14001 or European Standard EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme).

    Hotel Products in Operation
    1. Products should be environmentally friendly within the hotel in terms of energy consumption, water consumption, waste, and purchasing.
    2. Technology should be used where possible to reduce energy and water consumption.
    3. Breakages will be minimised eg by buying durable equipment, effective trolleys and storage racks.
    4. Where possible the purchase of products using and containing harmful substances, will be limited.
    5. Chemicals should be biodegradable whenever possible.
    6. Products should be easily maintained, repaired and upgraded with guaranteed stocks of replaceable parts.
    7. Consumption of non-replaceable natural resources to be minimised by reviewing current and proposed future usage and evaluating the pros and cons of alternatives.
    8. Products and processes which are detrimental to the environment should be reduced by using more "environmentally friendly" products and processes.
    9. Waste should be minimised by evaluating the packaging and waste produced by the product (or service) in question.
    10. The waste generated by the eventual disposal of the product should be evaluated.
    11. The reuse and recycling of materials should be maximised.
    12. "Suppliers" means those suppliers of goods or services and also manufacturers, including their subcontractors and their own suppliers, who work direct or indirectly for me (Robert Dunn) or for my clients.
    13. "Clients" include Hotel operators, hotel owners, logistics companies, purchasing agents.