At Windmill Lodges we operate seven log cabins from our site just outside the market town of Framlingham near the picturesque Suffolk Heritage Coast. We are committed to providing good quality service whilst actively reducing our environmental impact. Our activities are largely based around provision of services and utilities for our guests. As a result, the majority of our energy spend and carbon emissions are from use of grid electricity and burning of LPG, our main purchases by environmental impact include glassware, chemicals for pool maintenance and food & drink products.
Our baseline carbon footprint is from January 2013 and has been calculated to be 130.5 tonnes of CO2e.most of which, 73%, has been calculated to be attributable to the consumption of grid electricity. LPG consumption has been estimated to account for 27% of the site’s emissions and water and waste for less than 1% each.
Through the implementation of this policy and the associated action plan, we hope to continually reduce our environmental impact and grow our business sustainably.
Some ways in which we are currently achieving this are:-
We are constantly seeking new ways in which we can reduce our impact on our environment without forsaking the comfort and enjoyment of our guests.
We have identified a number of reduction targets that we intend to achieve by January 2015:
To achieve this, we are going to:
We will also be looking for support from our suppliers and contractors in our commitment to continual environmental improvement.
To understand and quantify our progress against the above targets, we will be closely monitoring our energy consumption by taking regular meter readings and analysing purchasing data to ensure the effective management of resources and any impact mitigation measures. We will keep staff and stakeholders updated on this progress, and update this document and our action plan annually, or if our business changes its activities significantly.
Date: 17 January 2014
Name: Lisa Handley
Windmill Lodges Environmental Action Plan
|Action||Responsible Staff member||<Date required by||Further notes/td>|
|Attain the Suffolk Carbon Charter||Lisa Handley||February 2014||Achieved Silver Award 29th January 2014|
|Monitor and manage energy use||Lisa Handley||On-going|
|Explore new heating options||Lisa Handley||November 2014|
|Maximise pool & hot tub efficiency||Lisa Handley||May 2014|
|Improve supply chain sustainability||Lisa Handley<||May 2014|