Cameron House on Loch Lomond has received recognition for its commitment to sustainability at the Greengage Awards, which honour outstanding initiatives implemented by hotels and individuals in the past 12 months.
Tim Henson, the resort’s environment and sustainability officer, won silver for “Sustainability Champion of the Year,” and the resort received silver in the “Hotel or Accommodation” category.
The two wins stem from the appointment of Jim Brown as Director of Environment and Sustainability and Tim Henson as Environment & Sustainability Officer to environmental roles in the spring of 2022.
Over the last 12 months, land management, rewilding, conservation, staff engagement and education, and carbon reduction have been key priorities. Most notable have been Cameron House’s efforts in waste management as the resort works towards removing all single-use plastics from bedrooms, meetings and events spaces, leisure and spa areas by the end of 2024. Additional sustainable initiatives include sourcing high-quality, locally produced food products to reduce carbon footprint, growing fresh produce in raised beds within the grounds, and reducing kitchen deliveries.
The resort has also been working with the local community and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and together, they have developed a 25-year Land Management Plan to ensure sympathetic and sustainable handling of the protected area, home to outstanding wildlife species including Eurasian otters and red squirrels.
Director of Environment Jim Brown said, “I’m thrilled to witness our collective efforts in being honoured with the awards. Our journey towards environmental responsibility has been supported by Davidson Hospitality Group UK & Europe and has been fuelled by passion, dedication, and a shared commitment to make a positive impact. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and innovation of every team member, as we strive to set new standards in sustainable hospitality.”
On being named as one of Greengage’s ‘Sustainability Heroes of the Year’, Tim Henson added, “I’m humbled and honoured; this recognition is not just a personal triumph but a celebration of our collective efforts toward a more sustainable future. It’s proof to the power of collaboration and the belief that every small action contributes to a larger positive impact. I look forward to achieving the goals set for 2024.”
Resort Director Michael Lavizani said, ‘Corporate social responsibility has always been high on the agenda at Cameron House and we’re delighted and proud that our dedication and devotion towards sustainability has received industry recognition. The two awards represent an important step in our ongoing journey towards better sustainable tourism practises contributing to the happiness and prosperity of our local community. Every team member is passionate and devoted to ensuring the resort is environmentally focused and have played a key part in making this possible. We are excited for 2024 and beyond in continuing our efforts in driving positive change across the resort and planet Earth.’