The Washington Inn & Tavern - Environmental Policy Statement
George Washington Inn LLC (trading as The Washington Inn & Tavern) is committed to the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and sustain the local, national and global environment for future generations. The Members recognize the impact of its operations on the environment and aim by increasing the understanding in respect of these activities to minimize any detrimental effects that may occur. By working together we can create a safer and cleaner environment and ensure that environmental issues are kept at the forefront of everyone’s mind and given proper attention at all times.
Our aim is to:
1. Fully comply with the law, current legislation and regulations and to take a proactive approach to future legal requirements or obligations.
2. Ensure that everybody within the company has a duty of care for the environment, its habitats and biodiversity.
3. Encourage our employees to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
4. Seek to conserve natural resources by ensuring the responsible use of energy, water and materials and still provide the quality of service expected by our guests.
5. Measure performance that will be regularly revisited with the aim of continual improvement by reducing, re-using or recycling in areas such as:
Recycling glass waste
Recycling cardboard and wood waste
Recycling cooking oil
6. Gain support from our customers and ensure they are made aware of our environmental policy.
7. Source products that have minimal environmental impact. These include items such as packaging, recyclable products, local sourcing of services and products and energy efficient electrical equipment. This policy extends into food purchasing decisions, where the policy of reducing “food miles” is entirely compatible with the quality we want to put on the plate.
8. Work with our suppliers and contractors and ensure that they are made aware of our policy.
9. Regularly conduct reviews to ensure the hotel operations remain compliant with this policy and to set or revise targets to ensure continual improvement for the future.
10. Provide all of our employees with the information, instructions and training necessary to fulfil this policy.