We've achieved carbon neutral accreditation!
The accreditation is awarded by Carbon Neutral Britain, the organisation which created the UK’s carbon offsetting initiative. Our hotel has met and achieved all the initiative’s standards in measuring, calculating and carbon offsetting all organisational carbon emissions, with the long-term aim to be carbon zero in the future.
In the month of January 2022 alone, we offset 185.97 tonnes of CO²e emissions.
Carbon Neutral Britain was founded in 2020 and since has offset 500,000 tonnes of CO²e and planted over three million trees helping to stop climate change and provide essential habitats for endangered wildlife.
Here atop the hill we currently have a Green Policy in place with our Green team that meet once a month to drive forward sustainability initiatives. We are also a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, since 2014, and have a silver grading standard which demonstrates our commitment to sustainable environmental practices.
Diane Tapner-Evans, our General Manager of Richmond Hill Hotel, said: “We are thrilled to have achieved this accreditation from Carbon Neutral Britain to highlight our efforts in driving forward green initiatives throughout the hotel.
“As a hotel, we continually aspire to achieve improvements in our environmental performance and lead the way locally.
“Ultimately our goal is to move towards being carbon zero however this is a long-term plan which our green team will be spearheading and is something that all employees from every department will play a part in.
“I’m proud we have been able to reduce our carbon footprint by offsetting our carbon emissions, it’s a huge step in the right direction.”