PREMIER SUITES operate with a culture that recognises responsibilities to society to maintain safety and quality in all our operations. We recognise that environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to all of our customers, team members, local communities and investors. As a result, we will factor the environment into our everyday business decision-making.

It is our policy to carry out all measures reasonably practicable to meet, exceed or develop all necessary requirements to improve our impact on society.

The aims will be wherever possible:

  1. Assess the environmental effects of our properties activities in their operation.
  2. Reduce the amount of waste produced.
  3. Reduce the consumption of raw materials, water and fuels.
  4. Reduce and/or limit the production of pollutants to the environment.
  5. Limit the noise in and around the site.
  6. Support the activities of local organisations and businesses, thus ensuring our properties continue to have a positive impact on the community both in day to day operations and in the future. 

Our properties will strive to enhance environmental awareness and understanding in all employees, suppliers, customers, sub-contractors and the public.

Where possible the company will provide information and assistance to customers on environmental issues arising from its products and services.

People Engagement

We are committed to engaging team members and customers, through their every day acts, at work and at home.

Resource Conservation

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint year on year by minimising our use of natural resources and reducing the waste we generate.

Investing in our Communities

Our aim is to use our skills, experience and financial resources to support local and national initiatives which encourages our team member’s involvement and positively impacts the communities in which they live and work.

Greening the Supply Chain

We aim to develop strong relationships with our suppliers to help ensure that supplies of goods and services used in our business are sustainable, local where viable, and that we continue to obtain the best value in terms of cost, quality, service and innovation.

Our Nominated Charity: Beyond the Moon

Beyond the Moon Charity

Beyond the Moon offers families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable, cost-free vacation in a child-friendly environment and to spend carefree quality time together, far away from hospitals and treatments.

PREMIER SUITES has been supporting Beyond the Moon for 14 years and in that time we are delighted to have has raised over €200,000 to send 44 families on the holiday of a lifetime.

When you visit our hotels and apartments, you may notice "Beyond the Moon" collection boxes and donation envelopes in our reception areas and guest rooms. All monies donated go directly to this wonderful charity. Next time you stay at one of our properties, we would be most grateful if you could please spare some change to help this wonderful cause. Every donation counts, no matter how small.

A More Inclusive Environment: Mobility Mojo 

We are always working towards a more inclusive environment and take the subject of accessibility for our guests very seriously, especially with the growing demand in the sector. We have teamed up with an award-winning company specialised in providing easy to access information for people requiring special accessibility needs, Mobility Mojo.

Our hotel’s website links to the accessibility rating page, where guests can see the ‘standard of accessibly rating’ which ranges from bronze to platinum. This tool is proving very popular as accessibility is an issue for many people from parents travelling with infants in a pram to someone on crutches or using a walking stick. Not only do we audit the properties for wheelchair accessibility, we also rate areas including voice announcements in lifts, braille letters on buttons, subtitles on TVs and alarm cords in bedrooms for emergency assistance.

Protecting Children: MECPATHS

Human trafficking is a threat to vulnerable children worldwide. According to the most recent global estimate from the International Labour Organisation, close to 21 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide of which 4.5 million of those victims are trafficked for sexual exploitation. The hotel industry in particular can be seen as offering locations of privacy and can be viewed by traffickers as a place to keep undercover. MECPATHS provide valuable training to hospitality teams to identify the signs of potential trafficking to ensure their guests safety.

We proudly work with MECPATHS in all of our hotels and serviced apartments, enforcing this valuable in-house training. Further to this our HR team provide a training module for all staff on our in-house e-learning software Eureka. 

Leading Ireland’s Future Together (LIFT)

We are proudly partnered with LIFT – a non-profit initiative that aims to help positive leadership in Ireland. 

Personal development is important to us and our teams, and we believe everyone has the potential for leadership and given the opportunity to nurture this skill. The LIFT’s training concept is based on eight thoroughly researched key leadership values. PREMIER SUITES  have contributed to cover the costs of the initiative within our company, while allowing the LIFT programme to continue into other non-profit organisations. We aim to have 1/3 of our employees trained in LIFT across Europe by 2019.

ISAAP Building Accreditation Programme 

PREMIER SUITES are delighted to be awarded the ISAAP Building Accreditation. The programme assesses a serviced accommodation building against more than 250 criteria, taking into account security, duty of care, service and due diligence. 

Among the building-specific criteria assessed are the condition and presentation of the building, its lighting, signage, access and service from staff. The genuine guest experience is measured, with an assessor making an overnight stay, and other units are also inspected to ensure a consistency of quality. 

Watch this space – this list will be updated each time we implement any sustainable actions.