Exclusive Collection launches Impact Report

UK: Independent hotel group Exclusive Collection has launched its latest Impact Report, which details its 2022/23 ESG initiatives, outcomes and future plans.

In 2021, Exclusive Collection achieved B Corp status becoming one of the first hotel groups in the UK to do so. The company is aiming for more than 10 per cent increase in its re-assessment later this year. 

Highlights from the Impact Report include:

• A two per cent reduction in carbon emissions, water usage and waste generation.

• Annual energy reduction of four per cent

• £105,000 donated to the group’s preferred charities Hospitality Action, Bug Life and Protect Earth, as well as making a £35,000 investment to help students at Eastleigh College learn and practice the business of hospitality.

• Implementation of Klimato to calculate, report and carbon label event menus, as well as educate meeting planners on more plant-friendly menu choices.

• The roll out of the Olio app at all hotels for any unused food that is left over from events.

• Through LandApp, data led maps of each hotel and estate are helping to improve carbon capture and to support local habitats and increase biodiversity. At South Lodge, 19,500 vines were planted to form a vineyard in collaboration with Ridgeview Wine Estate, as well as 1,267 trees and 317 shrubs being added. It’s anticipated the vineyard will produce 30,000 bottles of English sparkling wine in the coming years, many of which will be used in the hotels. Boutique skincare brand Pelegrims is also developing the full-circle use of the vines leaf extracts as in-house skincare products.

• A net promoter score of 91 per cent of the team

Danny Pecorelli, MD of Exclusive Collection, said: “We’ve made huge gains in 2022/23 and have a framework of commitments for the upcoming years covering our people, our local communities, supplier partners and of course to better our carbon road map. We recognise that we are custodians of our historic hotels and estates and by educating and constantly looking for improvement we can continue to use our business as a force for good. 

“We go in to 2024 with the summer launch of our luxe-lakeside lodges at South Lodge and welcoming Ansty Hall fully into the collection. In March we celebrate B Corp with other companies who too are using their businesses as a force for good.”

The full Impact Report can be read here.

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