Here at Access Bookings, we’re quite fond of planet earth, that’s why we’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint to keep our wonderful home green and healthy and of course make a positive difference! So we proudly stand by our commitment to be environmentally friendly, re-use, recycle and be environmentally efficient in our day to day work!
Now, certification in the tourism industry has always been a tumultuous affair, so we operate on our own eco-friendly grading. In fact, we’ve even worked on our criteria alongside BAFTA. Albert is a collaborative, indie and broadcaster backed project created by BAFTA, that aims for all UK screen content to be made in a way that benefits individuals, industry organisations and the planet. Currently, Access is the only travel agent listed on the BAFTA Albert website, this itself shows how committed we are to making a positive difference.
Our environmental policy accredits providers who are able to demonstrate that they operate in an environmentally friendly manner.
Now we don’t give these away willy nillly! Venues are asked a series of questions about their property and the services they offer. These are then ranked by our team who will award them either bronze, silver or gold – dependent on how they meet criteria. Our handy badges are on all of our bookings and enquires, so you know a venues grading straight from the get go.
If you want a little extra info… here you go!
Green – Base
Accreditation which demonstrates your company’s commitment to sustainability. This can be awards, certification, memberships etc
Continuing improvement process in relation to environmental policies or environmentally led strategies
Bronze – Committed/Good
Some ethical or green purchasing such as fairtrade coffee and local sourcing
Low energy lighting in most areas and good general recycling
Promotes local public transport or car-free activities such as walking and cycling
Has a green coordinator working to reduce impacts in all key areas
Silver – Progressive/Excellent
Shares its values in going green to both staff and customers
Significant use of recycled products as well as recycling to close the loop
Sources supplies from ethical and/or local area extensively and is working to green its whole supply chain
Energy and water efficiency are key issues; evidence of heating and lighting changes to become more efficient
Gold – Inspirational/Outstanding
Achieving the highest standards of sustainability with a strong broad ethos and excelled practices throughout
Uses the latest technologies, from LED lighting to efficient boilers and renewables
Efficient control of resource use and can demonstrate effective monitoring with targets for savings
Green procurement includes sustainable fish/meat sources, a range of ethical products and working with local suppliers
For questions, queries or if you would like a little more information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us!
When it comes to green, we’ve got it covered!