At QHotels we take our corporate responsibility extremely seriously. We are passionate about our role in the conservation of the environment and investment in our local communities. We recognise that environmental sustainability is of the utmost importance to all of our customers, team members, local communities and investors.
Since 2008, when we formed QHotels Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Steering Group and started our journey on sustainability, it has become the cornerstone of our business and encompasses the way we do business each and every day.
Our efforts were recognised when we achieved the AA Eco Hotel Group of the year award for 2011-12. This helped cement QHotels' reputation as a company that delivers the highest conservation environment standards.
Headed up by Michael Purtill, Managing Director of QHotels, the CSR steering group has representation from Directors of all key areas of the business - HR, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Procurement and Property - regular quarterly meetings are held to review progress and set direction.
It is the board's intention to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the group, year on year by a combination of sensible management and sound investment in proven energy reduction projects. Since commencement of this policy, QHotels have reduced carbon emissions by approximately 4,000 tonnes of C02.
Our approach and intention is to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the group, year on year by a combination of sensible management and sound investment in proven energy reduction projects. Since 2008, we have reduced carbon emissions by approximately 4,000 tonnes of C02.
We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint year on year by minimising our use of natural resources and reducing the waste we generate
We’re committed to engaging team members and customers, through their every day activities at work and also at home.
Greening the Supply Chain
We aim to develop strong relationships with our suppliers to help ensure that supplies of goods and services used in our business are sustainable, local where viable, and that we continue to obtain the best value in terms of cost, quality, service and innovation.
Investing in Our Communities
Our aim is to use our skills, experience and financial resources to support local and national initiatives, which encourage our team members' involvement and positively impact the communities in which they live and work.
We have Green Teams in every one of our hotels, who meet up to help support our green initiatives and share best practise. We also hold 'Green Workshops' from time to time inviting green representatives from each hotel.
If you're interested then we'll certainly welcome you onto our green team!
Want to know more?
Then visit the CSR section of our main QHotels website at