Hospitality operators signing up to sustainability scheme
Hotels across the country are signing up to a star rating scheme that measures operators' sustainability efforts, it has been reported.
Caterer Search said 70 top hotels have either been assessed, or are in the process of being assessed, for the Sustainable Restaurant Association's (SRA) Star Rating survey.
The SRA is a not-for-profit organisation helps hospitality operators become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out.
Its independently-verified star rating system means diners can choose a restaurant that matches their sustainability priorities. Restaurants are recognised as one, two or three-star sustainability 'champions' depending on how they rate against a wide range of criteria.
Among the hotels to have signed up are 21 Relais & Châteaux establishments as well as all restaurants in the Radisson Edwardian portfolio, Caterer Search said.
As part of the assessment scheme for the rating, operators must provide evidence that they are serving local, seasonal, high-welfare food and that their waste and resources are properly managed.
Staff treatment and community involvement are also measured.
Sustainable Restaurant Association managing director Mark Linehan told Caterer Search: "It's terrific that so many excellent hotels, both large groups and independents, are seeing the value of not only improving their sustainability but also opening themselves to scrutiny."
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