2023 Autumn Newsletter

Let’s update you on a busy few months

Monday 6th November: Update from Simon Catterick, Founder & CEO

It doesn’t seem like several months since we sent our last newsletter out – there’s a great deal to share with you. One of our special milestones this summer was mission : net zero’s 1st business anniversary which the whole team spent together in Bath. Here we are pictured (below) at the glorious Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. If you’ve got time, take a look at our blog which summarises a jam-packed 24hrs with our clients in the city.

mission : net zero team at Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath

We’ve recently introduced David Edgar into the team as Sustainability Advisor in relation to Building & Technical Services (pictured 4th from the left). David’s path intersected with us during a shared journey to achieve Green Tourism accreditation during his previous post at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bath. And before a career in hospitality, David dedicated thirteen rewarding years sailing the Earth’s oceans as a Yacht Captain!

David now offers advisory support to our clients in the following areas:

  • Sustainable energy, water and waste solutions throughout a building’s lifecycle
  • Mapping carbon footprints and emission reduction targets.
  • Providing Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and BREEAM sustainability methodology services for the built environment to hospitality industry clients as well as in the areas of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), build to rent (BTR), co-working and other real estate sectors.

If you’re interested in how we can support your Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) journey please do drop me or the team an email (hello@mission-netzero.co.uk)

 

Best wishes,
Simon (simon.catterick@mission-netzero.co.uk)

Latest clients include:

Client updates include:

It’s been a busy few months for hotel client’s ‘green teams’ as multiple properties have applied for accreditation with Green Tourism and/or Green Key eco-certification and have commenced their ‘green journeys’ with us. Amongst other clients we’re delighted to announce that the following hotels have earned prestigious eco-certification that complements global hotel brands, proprietary ESG programmes. You can read our blog here. Each of the following hotels are managed by hotel management specialists, Madison Cairn.

Green Key Success for Hampton by Hilton Bath City

The Hampton by Hilton Bath City green team with their Green Key plaque

We congratulate General Manager, Angela (pictured middle) and the Hampton by Hilton Bath City green team for their commitment to sustainability and look forward to supporting their future green efforts. Read more on our blog.

Hampton by Hilton London City joins the portfolio

Hampton by Hilton London City

We are delighted to be working with leading real estate investment, asset and development management company Madison Cairn and the hotels ‘green team’ to develop a range of environmental, sustainability and social impact initiatives. This will see the hotel earn prestigious, independent eco-certification from Green Key, which is acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of excellence in the fields of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation for the hospitality sector.

The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton starts its green journey

Trafalgar - London

We have been chosen by fast-growing, independently owned hotel company, Crimson Hotels to support The Trafalgar St. James London through a targeted certification process towards earning prestigious, Green Key eco-certification. mission : net zero is providing hands on support to a team of volunteers appointed within the hotel teams by developing and delivering a targeted programme of sustainable practices to achieve independent certification from Green Key; demonstrating commitment to ESG goals to a range of stakeholders. Accreditation will set the property apart from other hotels in Central London without any accredited green credentials. This will give the hotel an advantage which can add brand value, increase customer acquisition, and improves staff loyalty.

Mission : net zero news

 

We’re Planet Mark Certified 
After months of auditing and carbon reporting we are pleased to confirm mission : net zero is officially a Planet Mark Certified Business. Planet Mark is a sustainability certification that verifies and measures our carbon and social data to reduce emissions and play our part in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more on our blog.

Eco-Friendly Web Alliance –  we have achieved a climate-positive website which emits less than 1 gram of CO2 per page view on average, runs on green energy, and takes responsibility for its carbon emissions (learn more)

Carbon Literacy Project – the mission : net zero team have all completed a day’s training to become Carbon Literate Citizens. Following the success of this course, we are working towards becoming a Silver Carbon Literate Organisation and will share more with you as we progress with this.

belu filtered water being served

 

We’ve partnered with Belu, a drinks business and social enterprise with a clear purpose: to change the way the world sees water. Read more

 

 

 

 

Novotel umbrella manufactured by Dripdrop

 

Making rainy days less gloomy with eco-friendly umbrellas for hotels 
Find out why we’ve partnered with Dripdrop who provide eco-friendly & convenient umbrellas for hotels

Read more

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Spotlight

October was IHG’s Giving For Good month, and at Staybridge Suites Brighton, they were making waves in their community which we love to see! They came together to clean up Brighton beach and do their bit for our planet 🌎 They’ve captured some great photos on their Linkedin page.

Upcoming awareness days include

  • World Vegan Month – November
  • National Tree Week – 25th November – 3rd December
  • UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) – 30 November to 12 December
  • International Volunteer Day – 5th December

View our 2023 calendar

Independent Hotel Show 2023

On the 15th – 16th October, mission : net zero joined the ESG Hub at the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia London. Wherever a hotel is at on its ESG or Sustainability journey, this year’s ESG Hub was designed to inform, inspire and help everyone move from good intent to tangible action.

The central theme of the Hub was the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and each area or activity was aligned with a specific goal. This year, we covered:

  • Responsible Consumption and Production (12); Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure (9), Climate Action (13), Life On Land (15) and Life Below Water (14)

We were invited to bring our expertise to the ESG Hub alongside specialists including Sleeping Lion, Urban Planters and Knights Beekeeping to share insights and knowledge with delegates on how they can improve their hotels’ ESG or Sustainability journey.

Our Senior Sustainability Advisor, Louise also talked about eco-certification on the ESG panel alongside moderator, Sarah Duncan, Green Key and Planet Mark.

Head over to our IHS Resource page to find out more and access downloadable assets on how to protect biodiversity in and around your hotel.

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