Here at The Galmont Hotel & Spa, we recognise that our business has a very important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment and our planet for future generations and to help secure the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry.
We are delighted to have achieved the Green Hospitality.ie Certified Eco label in September 2021 by introducing an Environmental Action Plan focusing on Energy, Waste & Water Management.
The GreenHospitality.ie Programme is the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Resource for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in Ireland. This is the only Irish developed certification standard for the whole hospitality sector and is internationally recognised.
At The Galmont Hotel, we set specific measurable targets each year which are reviewed monthly and quarterly. We have a dedicated in house green team who meet on a monthly basis to review all costs and environmental impacts. All activities are reviewed under the main environmental areas, energy, waste and water.
The hotel has a comprehensive "switch off and save" programme implemented and we have identified our major energy using equipment and focused on managing specific equipment more carefully to achieve reductions. In the planning of the recent extensive renovation programme, the emphasis was on the use of energy efficient lighting solutions which are paying dividends already.
Water usage is a major factor in any hospitality company. We identified our major usage areas and have installed water saving devices in all bedrooms and public toilets. This is expected to reduce our water consumption in the hotel by 14,319 M³ this year.
There is a visible signage and awareness program in place. Segregation takes place in all departments of the hotel.