Environmental Policy

Stone House Guest House, Shifnal Road, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9NN

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Whilst we are a small family run business we do recognise that our operations have an impact on the environment. We also recognise that environmental efficiency is an opportunity for us not only to reduce that impact but also to reduce costs and thus increase competitiveness. We have formulated a plan to minimise the impact our business has on the environment. As part of that plan we will encourage our guests to conduct themselves in a manner which is environmentally responsible.

OUR AIMS

PAPER PRODUCTS
We will minimise the use of paper
We will use recycled products whenever possible
We will reuse paper if possible

WATER AND ENERGY
We will seek to use as little water and energy as possible
We will ensure all guest rooms have heating thermostats fitted to ensure rooms are comfortable and to avoid heating rooms unnecessarily
We will switch off all lights and appliances when not required and ask guests to do likewise
We will encourage guests to reuse towels rather than opt for single use
We will take into account energy efficiency for any new products purchased

FOOD
We will purchase goods locally and seek to choose locally grown products at all times
We will look to minimise waste by encouraging guests to influence portion sizes and by using freezing to prolong product shelf life as appropriate
We will plan carefully to ensure shopping visits are kept to a minimum
We will look to buy goods with the minimum of packaging and utilise multi-use carrier bags

CLEANING
We will favour more environmentally friendly products
We will buy concentrated products and dilute if possible
We will clean bathrooms without the use of running water where it is practical to do so
Only licenced waste carriers will be used to dispose of our waste
We will separate our waste recycling as much as is possible

MAINTENANCE
We will adhere to manufacturers’ recommendations for servicing of plant and machinery
Any refurbishment will be done with a view to maximising energy efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint

TRANSPORT
We will ensure our website provides accurate up to date information on finding us if using public transport
We will maintain vehicles used in the business in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations
We will keep vehicle use to a minimum

MONITORING
We will comply with all relevant regulatory requirements
We will look to continually improve our environmental performance
We will consider the environment when making business decisions
We will review our policy annually updating it as necessary

Dave Taylor
Proprietor

Updated July 2017
Next review July 2018