The CTC led Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) has presented ‘Green Hospitality Awards’ to Sodexo management and staff based at 16 client site locations nationwide. Sodexo Ireland is a leading on-site services solution provider and manages staff restaurants as well as an extensive range of support services for clients in business and industry, government bodies, education, financial services and healthcare. This includes cleaning, waste management, security, reception, office admin, building and grounds maintenance.
The awards presented at the Catex Exhibition in the RDS Dublin, were presented on the basis of businesses reaching high standards of responsible environmental practice The GHP is an Irish certification programme specifically designed for the tourism and hospitality industry and the environmental criteria prescribed are designed to assist businesses reduce costs.
Key reductions looked for by the Green Hospitality Programme are in the areas of Energy/CO₂, water and waste going to landfill and principles of Green Purchasing, Social Responsibility and Biodiversity are also strong elements of this programme.
“GHP allows for a step-by-step approach to environmental improvement, unlike other programmes which are either win or lose” said James Hogan, Director of GHP. “We believe that this multi-staged programme is better suited to the hospitality market. As a company Sodexo demonstrate a real passion for sustainable business behaviour, and we know from them that they are reaping the benefits of their efforts both in terms of business wins and customer favour. Sodexo are shining a green light for the contract catering sector. ”.
Sodexo Ireland’s 16 winning client site locations are:
1. Ballina Beverages, Co. Mayo
2. Bord Gais, Cork
3. GlaxoSmithKline, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
4. Letterkenny Institute of Technology
5. Bord Gais, Foley Street, Dublin
6. Bord Gais Sandyford, Dublin 16
7. Colgate Palmolive
9. SAP, Dublin
10. VHI, Dublin
11. Dell Computers, Cherrywood, Dublin
12. Medtronic B1, Galway
13. Medtronic B2, Galway
14. SAP, Galway
15. GlaxoSmithKline, Cork
16. Department of Economic Development, Belfast