Working towards a greener world
PREMIER SUITES Glasgow George Square Environmental Sustainability
We're going green to keep our planet clean
We strive to reduce pollution to its lowest practicable level and are committed to comply with all relevant legislation and associated guidance.
We monitor and manage environmental performance in our operations through environmental risk assessments. Operating procedures and controls are developed through this process to reduce any risks to the environment to the lowest level practicable. Reviews of environmental performance are built in to regular health and safety inspections and audits.
All waste represents an inefficient use of resources and energy. We try to reduce the quantity of waste generated and regularly review routes whereby waste can be eliminated or reduced or recycled.
The Company promotes the efficient use of energy by its staff through the use of energy surveys, improved housekeeping, control of processes and the efficient use of service engineer resources.
Our staff, when planning work will try to keep all potential impacts on the environment such as noise, dust, smells or fumes to a minimum.
All wastes will be disposed of responsibly. Our staff will ensure they comply with all the waste disposal requirements.
The company believes that awareness and knowledge of environmental issues is an important part of the process of effective environmental management. Therefore it is our objective to provide suitable information and training to our employees to ensure they are able to make informed decisions.
We are accredited by Green Tourism, a sustainability certification programme. Green Tourism promotes greener ways for businesses and organisations to operate by offering guidance on the following:
- Reducing energy use
- Efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal
- Ethical buying
- Staying local & seasonal
- Minimising food miles
- Promoting biodiversity
- Adopting a smart, sustainable outlook from top to bottom
What we are doing
Reducing our impact on the environment
At PREMIER SUITES Glasgow we are committed to providing a good quality service whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities. We improve our service by informing guests of green practises on our welcome letter and notices in our kitchens.
Maintenance & cleaning
All of our team are instructed to turn off all electrical appliances, lights and heating in apartments when vacant to save energy.
At PREMIER SUITES Glasgow, we’ve got a Green Team, which includes management and key staff. The team meets regularly to develop the action plan, set targets and review progress.
PREMIER SUITES Glasgow promotes bike hire ran by Nextbike, supported by City of Glasgow Council. This is located next to our locations, with easy access for guests and staff.
PREMIER SUITES Glasgow sustainability strategy is driven by a wide range of initiatives to reduce environmental impacts, including the reduction of single-use plastics, a responsible sourcing guide and more.
We use wall mounted soap dispensers and have moved away from individual single use toiletry products to reduce waste and single use plastic. This meets high environmental standards.
Home away from home
PREMIER SUITES Glasgow aims to ensure at least 50% of our energy is from renewable sources. 100% of PREMIER SUITES Glasgow lighting is LED. We use controls, thermostats and other measures to adjust heating and hot water temperatures to be as efficient as possible. We have motion activated lights is all our public areas to ensure electricity is only used when needed.
PREMIER SUITES Glasgow have a green policy which means we select suppliers, services, products, consumables, and other materials that are as Eco-friendly as possible, recycled and produced by a company with an environmental management system.
Since PREMIER SUITES has multiple properties we also try to buy in bulk for multiple properties to reduce costs, transportation and packaging.
We support “Beyond the Moon”, an organisation that looks after family holidays for families that have a (terminally) ill children or a child with physical disabilities. Their situation often implies that they need extra care during a vacation which often is very expensive. Beyond the moon raises funds to support those families.
PREMIER SUITES Glasgow donate any unclaimed lost property or items left from guests to local charity shops.