Green Policy

At Pengethley Manor we are committed to working in a sustainable way. We are undertaking the following actions in order to achieve this:

  • We comply with the requirements of environmental legislation and approved codes of practice.
  • We continuously seek to improve our environmental and social performance.
  • We reduce pollution emissions and waste.
  • We use reusable water carriers, no plastic bottles are allowed.
  • We reduce the use of energy, water and other resources.
  • We raise awareness, encourage participation and train employees in sustainable business practices.
  • We expect similar environmental standards from all suppliers and contractors.
  • We assist customers to use products and services in an environmentally sensitive way.
  • We have minimised our risks associated with social and environmental issues.
  • We have electric car charging points for guests use.

How to be a ‘Green Visitor’

At Pengethley Manor we are committed to operating in an environmentally friendly way. Here are some suggestions on how to be a greener visitor:

  • Give the car a rest and travel by train or bus.
  • Bikes – If you travel by bike, or are bringing your bikes with you, we have secure bike storage available to guests.
  • Conserve energy – switch lights off when not needed and keep windows closed when heating is on.
  • All rooms have thermostatic valves on radiators so heating temperature can be adjusted as required.
  • Be water wise – use water wisely, such as by turning the tap off when brushing your teeth.
  • Reduce, re-use, recycle – leave recyclable goods in your room and we shall recycle them.

What is sustainable tourism?
Sustainable tourism consists of practices taken by visitors and businesses
to minimise the negative environmental and social impacts of tourism, and to enhance the economic and cultural benefits for visitors, businesses, and host communities.

What is Environmental Sustainability?
Protecting the natural environment and landscape, promoting carbon-free or lowcarbon products, and encouraging visitors to respect the destinations they visit.

What is Social Sustainability?
Ensuring local communities see the benefits of tourism, safeguarding local heritage/identity, and pressure is eased on busier destinations.

What is Economic Sustainability?
Using tourism as an economic boost to destinations and communities creating jobs, supporting SMEs, and attracting inward investment.