Siobhan Thomasson, Holiday Inn Winchester - "Communicating Sustainability Issues to Staff"Presentation Transcript
Communicating Sustainability Issues to Staff Siobhan Thomasson General Manager Holiday Inn Winchester
Why Communicate to staff? Saving energy is one of our top concerns Helps the environment and also bottom line, with saving on your energy bills. Can only do this with co operation of all the team. Inductions, notice board, monthly FLS meetings which has agenda points relating to energy. IHG has Green Engage.
Intro to Green Engage Video: a short video introducing the Green Engage tool Getting Started (First Things to Do): a list of how to get started Training guides: interactive training guides which will provide you with a step-by-step overview on how to use the basics within Green Engage and should answer most of your questions Certification Overview: description of what certification means and how you achieve each level of certification within Green Engage Green Solutions Checklists: a checklist of all of the action list items from Green Solutions
Within The Building......... Heat Exchange Auto shut – off lights Limit heating and Air Conditioning Cards advising, towel exchange etc... For guests to help.
Things we talk about with the team Checking seals etc... Regularly on fridge doors. Not to turn on every appliance at 5.30am when they start Use one oven not two when we can. Put a lid on it! Keep equipment well maintained, coils etc... Dust free Fully loading dishwashers
Things we talk about with the team Don't leave hot water running Don't ignore leaks Close doors Turning off lights and air con Recyclable waste, paper glass etc.. Ordering monthly to save on transport costs
However we are in the Hospitality Industry When we first opened I installed dispensers in the bathroom rather than individual bottles, however the customers didn't like it! so individual bottles came back! The staff use the half empty bottles in our facility.
Future Projects Engaging the teams more, with costs, now a year on comparisons for our notice boards costs against occupancy, against this time last year etc.. Bulbs re public area. We have now sourced from a local company, a dimmable lcd lamp.