Wyboston Lakes Resort has gained official recognition for its “continuing efforts” to operate sustainably by achieving the ‘EcoSmart Platinum Venue Award’, after reaching the Gold level last year.
The award has been granted by Greengage Travel and Event Solutions which helps organisations in taking the “right decisions” to create and implement “sustainable business travel and meetings”.
By working with The Energy Check – a company which helps clients reduce energy costs, consumption and emissions – the resort has implemented a series of energy-saving initiatives that have substantially reduced energy consumption.
For example, the resort is now using 100% renewable electricity, which has helped to reduce its carbon footprint by over 60%. Projects are also underway to also remove all fossil fuel from the site.
In addition, with the introduction of ten more Tesla supercharger points, there are now a total of 26 electric car charger points on the site. The resort is also ‘Zero to Landfill’ for the sixth consecutive year. New procedures have been introduced to cut back on both food and water waste, which also saves on costs.
The hotel said single-use plastics have also been a “big focus” and, by taking part in the Meetings Industry Association’s #20percentless scheme, on a like for like comparison with 2019 levels they were cut back by 42% by the end of 2020.
Steve Jones, managing director for Wyboston Lakes Resort, said: “We’re thrilled to receive the Platinum Award.We were keen to continue to improve and aiming to reach the Platinum level helped to drive us forward.
“It’s great to see that the team’s tireless efforts under very difficult circumstances have been rewarded.We won’t stop, we’ll continue to look at how we can keep improving in all that we do.”