The Galgorm hotel group has unveiled a detailed plan of action to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030.
It is bidding to become the first premier hospitality group on the island of Ireland to go fully green as part of a new sustainability commitment.
Comprising the global award-winning Galgorm with its Thermal Village & Spa, the Rabbit Hotel and Retreat in Templepatrick and the Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, as well as two Belfast city centre restaurants, Fratelli and Parisien, Galgorm Collection’s new Green Policy 10-Point Plan will cement its position as one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful and ambitious hospitality leaders.
From waste management to water use, energy and transport, every area of the Collection’s operations will be positively impacted by its initial first-stage plans to 2026 – ultimately becoming carbon neutral across the entire estate by 2030.
As the largest property in the Collection spanning 380 acres, Galgorm is currently progressing installation projects to commence later this year in both solar and hydro power, harnessing the power of the River Maine which flows through Galgorm Estate.
An additional 3,000 native trees will also be added at Galgorm with a focus on improving biodiversity in the area.
Galgorm Collection has also pledged to introduce a fleet of zero-emission vehicles and to increase the number of EV chargers available across all its properties.
With a focus on its guests, the comprehensive plan also prioritises a sustained focus on healthy living, wellbeing and diversity.
Key initiatives include introducing new outdoor pursuits at Galgorm, developing a new £250,000 state-of-the-art fitness suite at The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, developing an outdoor spa at The Old Inn and introducing a refreshed wellbeing programme and revamped menus focusing on healthy eating across all properties.
Tara Moore, Head of Spa Operations and chairperson of the Sustainability Committee, said: “Carefully considered and consulted at every level, our sustainability pledge and plan of action will realise our goal to create an exciting, fully sustainable destination that works for the environment, our guests, our team and communities.
We are open, transparent and ambitious in our plans and we are committed to continually reviewing and reporting on our progress and successes in the months and years ahead as part of our shared cleaner, greener future.”
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