Macdonald Hotels and Resorts retains Carbon Trust Standard

The UK’s largest privately-owned hotel group, Macdonald Hotels and Resorts, has retained its Carbon Trust Standard.
 
As part of Macdonald Hotels and Resorts’ Room 15 initiative, the group has set itself a target of reducing electricity and fossil fuel use across the business by 15 per cent by 2015.
 
The independently-verified Carbon Trust Standard is only awarded to organisations that provide proof of a reduction in their organisational carbon footprint to help combat the global impact of climate change.
 
Over the assessment period Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, with a portfolio of 40 four- and five-star hotels and resorts across the UK and Spain, has reduced its UK CO2 emissions by 7.5 per cent.
 
Macdonald has invested over £700,000 in energy saving projects, including light sensor devices in corridor and conference areas, in both the UK and Spain in the last year alone.
 
“We take our responsibilities seriously, and the issues of sustainability and energy conservation are a priority,” Finance Director of Macdonald and Chair of the Room 15 Committee, Gordon Fraser, said. “While we have created an in-house Energy Committee, we still have more projects to deliver before we meet our Room 15 target for 2015. The Carbon Trust Standard is testament to the progress we are making each year, coming closer to where we want to be reducing electricity and fossil fuel usage by 15 per cent.”
 
 “We were astonished at the impact our decision to install LED lights in five hotels has had in just one year, saving, over 852 tonnes of CO2,” he added.
 
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