Apex Hotels has achieved Green Tourism Silver accreditation across all seven of its hotels. Dundee and Bath achieved Silver accreditation last year with its remaining seven hotels based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London receiving their awards recently.
Apex Hotels’ sustainability practices have been independently assessed and verified by Green Tourism, demonstrating the hotel group’s ongoing commitment to responsible, ethical, and sustainable business practices.
Some recent actions taken by the hotel group include switching to 100% renewable electricity from Scottish wind farms, a zero-landfill policy, removing single use plastics and sourcing all produce locally to reduce transport emissions.
The hotel group has also put in place a long-term social engagement and community outreach programme, which includes support for a range of national charities. These include cancer support charity Maggie’s Cancer, and Mind, who provide mental health advice and support.
The group’s nine hotels also independently and pro-actively support local charities and organisations throughout the year.
Lisa Wilson, Lead Assessor, Green Tourism said, “Apex Hotels have done a fantastic job in achieving the Green Tourism Silver Award for all nine hotels following their first assessment. The team displayed an excellent understanding of sustainability as well as an awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with running a responsible business. This along with the dedication, hard work and creativity of the on-site teams at all the hotels has been an important factor in achieving the award.
“Across the hotels, the teams performed particularly strongly in the assessment categories of Awareness, Community, Health & Wellbeing, and Experiences.“
Michael Stott, Commercial Director, Apex Hotels said, “We are delighted and extremely proud to be one of few independent hotel groups to achieve Silver Green Tourism accreditation across all our hotels.”