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GREEN POLICY

The Ritz takes its commitment to minimise the impact it has on the environment very seriously. In 2015 we invited a top energy consultancy firm to carry out a government backed audit called Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) on our hotel to suggest ways we could run in a more energy efficient way. Our aim is to reduce our energy use by 3% every year for the foreseeable future.

Bees at The Ritz

INSULATION
All the windows are double-glazed and the entire building is thermal tested every year to monitor energy losses.

GAS
All gas appliances in the hotel kitchen have been replaced with an electric system.

We use gas for heating and hot water, which is monitored by our building management system.

ELECTRICITY
We keep lighting in all public areas to a minimum overnight except emergency lighting.

We have replaced all guest bedroom and corridor lamps with LED energy saving bulbs, which has reduced energy output from 40w to 4w.

WATER
To reduce the amount of water used, we have installed slow flow shower heads, pressure reducing systems, smaller cistern capacities, flush volume measurement and sensors for urinals.

Our water quality is regularly checked to make sure it conforms to the latest EU legislation.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE
We carry out regular maintenance checks on all the hotel buildings.

WASTE DISPOSAL
All waste must be disposed of in accordance with the relevant legislation:
The Environmental Protection Act 1990
The Controlled Waste Regulations 1991
The Special Waste Regulations 1996 (as amended)

RECYCLING
General
We recycle paper, cardboard, glass and food. We also work closely with Westminster City Council as well as a company specialising in environmental solutions called Veolia to find new ways to recycle waste.

Equipment
Disused or dilapidated equipment that is capable of being broken down into reusable components is disposed of by a registered waste contractor under The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) regulations.

CleanConscience – charity
The Ritz supports a charity called CleanConscience, which recycles toiletries and gifts them to charities in the UK and aid organisations abroad.

We donate partly used soap and toiletries to the charity, and with the assistance of mainly disabled volunteers, CleanConscience creates fresh bars of soap, which are then gifted to humanitarian aid organisations.

Part-used bottled toiletries are decanted and re-bottled for charities that help at-risk people in the UK while the plastic bottles are recycled.

FOOD AND DRINK
The Ritz has a policy of purchasing the freshest seasonal ingredients available.

Where possible we use local suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint.

All the meat we buy is British and we use Fairtrade produce whenever we can.

The Ritz Restaurant is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

POLLUTION CONTROL
Air
Vehicles are not permitted to leave their engines running while delivering to the premises.
Drainage
An automated dispensing system is used to clear all pipes of grease every morning at 3.00am.

2016/2017 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS
The Ritz fully understands its responsibility to minimise its impact on the environment and is committed to this at all levels of the business.

  • Reduced carbon footprint by 1,000 tonnes
  • 90% of all lights are now LED
  • Reduced electricity, gas and water consumption and costs by 10%
  • Increased recycling from 38% to 53%
  • Ritz team members organised charity marathons, bike rides and a trek to Peru, which raised over £13,000 for several charities
  • Donated over two tonnes of soap to CleanConscience
  • Sponsored a tree in Green Park
  • Introduced the ‘ride to work’ scheme and installed additional bike racks for staff

BEES AT THE RITZ LONDON

Bees play a vital role in our eco system, pollinating flowering plants, trees and crops but they are becoming an endangered species. Parasites and disease, climate change and air pollution all have an impact on bee health, especially pesticides.

Bees pollinate approximately 80% of our flowering crops, which constitute one-third of everything we eat. Losing them could affect our only dietary staples such as apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers. Bees are of inestimable value as managers of cross-pollination and many plants are entirely dependent on particular kinds of bees for their reproduction.

As part of our green initiative of protecting our environment, The Ritz London has now installed three beehives on our office’s 6th floor flat roof. There are 20,000 buckfast bees in each beehive as well as a Queen bee. We have 12 trained beekeepers from The Ritz staff who have volunteered their services for free to ensure the bees are healthy and happy and they are in clean surroundings.

The Ritz will work with Green Park to plant more bee-friendly year-round forage in the royal park and the natural honey produced from the bees will be used by our Chefs in The Ritz Kitchen.

GREEN TOURISM
The Ritz is a member of Green Tourism and has achieved a Gold award.

Green Tourism London attractions

  • The Museum of London – London Docklands
  • ZSL London Zoo – Regents Park
  • London Transport Museum – Covent Garden
  • Dominion Theatre – Tottenham Court Road
  • The Imperial War Museum – Lambeth
  • WWT London Wetland Centre – Barnes
  • Horniman Museum – Forest Hill
  • Chelsea Physic Centre – Chelsea

GREEN POLICY

The Ritz takes its commitment to minimise the impact it has on the environment very seriously. In 2015 we invited a top energy consultancy firm to carry out a government backed audit called Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) on our hotel to suggest ways we could run in a more energy efficient way. Our aim is to reduce our energy use by 3% every year for the foreseeable future.

Bees at The Ritz

INSULATION
All the windows are double-glazed and the entire building is thermal tested every year to monitor energy losses.

GAS
All gas appliances in the hotel kitchen have been replaced with an electric system.

We use gas for heating and hot water, which is monitored by our building management system.

ELECTRICITY
We keep lighting in all public areas to a minimum overnight except emergency lighting.

We have replaced all guest bedroom and corridor lamps with LED energy saving bulbs, which has reduced energy output from 40w to 4w.

WATER
To reduce the amount of water used, we have installed slow flow shower heads, pressure reducing systems, smaller cistern capacities, flush volume measurement and sensors for urinals.

Our water quality is regularly checked to make sure it conforms to the latest EU legislation.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE
We carry out regular maintenance checks on all the hotel buildings.

WASTE DISPOSAL
All waste must be disposed of in accordance with the relevant legislation:
The Environmental Protection Act 1990
The Controlled Waste Regulations 1991
The Special Waste Regulations 1996 (as amended)

RECYCLING
General
We recycle paper, cardboard, glass and food. We also work closely with Westminster City Council as well as a company specialising in environmental solutions called Veolia to find new ways to recycle waste.

Equipment
Disused or dilapidated equipment that is capable of being broken down into reusable components is disposed of by a registered waste contractor under The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) regulations.

CleanConscience – charity
The Ritz supports a charity called CleanConscience, which recycles toiletries and gifts them to charities in the UK and aid organisations abroad.

We donate partly used soap and toiletries to the charity, and with the assistance of mainly disabled volunteers, CleanConscience creates fresh bars of soap, which are then gifted to humanitarian aid organisations.

Part-used bottled toiletries are decanted and re-bottled for charities that help at-risk people in the UK while the plastic bottles are recycled.

FOOD AND DRINK
The Ritz has a policy of purchasing the freshest seasonal ingredients available.

Where possible we use local suppliers to reduce our carbon footprint.

All the meat we buy is British and we use Fairtrade produce whenever we can.

The Ritz Restaurant is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

POLLUTION CONTROL
Air
Vehicles are not permitted to leave their engines running while delivering to the premises.
Drainage
An automated dispensing system is used to clear all pipes of grease every morning at 3.00am.

2016/2017 GREEN ACHIEVEMENTS
The Ritz fully understands its responsibility to minimise its impact on the environment and is committed to this at all levels of the business.

  • Reduced carbon footprint by 1,000 tonnes
  • 90% of all lights are now LED
  • Reduced electricity, gas and water consumption and costs by 10%
  • Increased recycling from 38% to 53%
  • Ritz team members organised charity marathons, bike rides and a trek to Peru, which raised over £13,000 for several charities
  • Donated over two tonnes of soap to CleanConscience
  • Sponsored a tree in Green Park
  • Introduced the ‘ride to work’ scheme and installed additional bike racks for staff

BEES AT THE RITZ LONDON

Bees play a vital role in our eco system, pollinating flowering plants, trees and crops but they are becoming an endangered species. Parasites and disease, climate change and air pollution all have an impact on bee health, especially pesticides.

Bees pollinate approximately 80% of our flowering crops, which constitute one-third of everything we eat. Losing them could affect our only dietary staples such as apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers. Bees are of inestimable value as managers of cross-pollination and many plants are entirely dependent on particular kinds of bees for their reproduction.

As part of our green initiative of protecting our environment, The Ritz London has now installed three beehives on our office’s 6th floor flat roof. There are 20,000 buckfast bees in each beehive as well as a Queen bee. We have 12 trained beekeepers from The Ritz staff who have volunteered their services for free to ensure the bees are healthy and happy and they are in clean surroundings.

The Ritz will work with Green Park to plant more bee-friendly year-round forage in the royal park and the natural honey produced from the bees will be used by our Chefs in The Ritz Kitchen.

GREEN TOURISM
The Ritz is a member of Green Tourism and has achieved a Gold award.

Green Tourism London attractions

  • The Museum of London – London Docklands
  • ZSL London Zoo – Regents Park
  • London Transport Museum – Covent Garden
  • Dominion Theatre – Tottenham Court Road
  • The Imperial War Museum – Lambeth
  • WWT London Wetland Centre – Barnes
  • Horniman Museum – Forest Hill
  • Chelsea Physic Centre – Chelsea

Family Accommodation Package

A two night stay at The Ritz including complimentary English breakfast and treats for the children

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Family Accommodation Package

A two night stay at The Ritz including complimentary English breakfast and treats for the children

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