We believe it is our responsibility to help respect and preserve the natural environment. We vigorously support the local economic and social community by creating a successful, year round business that employs over 190 full time, permanent staff members.
We are committed to supporting local suppliers using their produce and services wherever possible, helping to sustain a viable economy year round throughout Cornwall. We want the best Cornwall has to offer and take time in choosing partners to work with. We live in a truly global community and well-travelled guests still expect certain foreign items that are not available in Cornwall, so we look to work with partners in sourcing the best items from Spain, Italy and Greece.
Already, we have invested in many sustainability projects and there are more to come. Our bio-digester turns our food waste to heat reducing our overall waste output from the bay from 320 to 200 tonnes pa. We receive 100% renewable electricity from Good Energy and we are about to install two combined heat and power systems and an array of solar thermal units. We use sunlight filtration for our swimming pool to reduce our chlorine usage and we have installed electric car charging points. Throughout the year we organise beach cleans for all our staff and run quarterly beach cleans for the Marine Conservation Society.
We have reduced both our gas and water usage by a third and have been running an environmental management system for over three years. Our recycling rates have increased from 30% to 50% and are aiming to improve this to 80%. We feel the key to a successful sustainability programme is to educate both our staff and our guests, leading by example, inspiring others to follow our lead.
For the future we are considering plenty of ideas; investing in electric vehicles, rainwater collection and reusing our waste cooking oil. We are always looking into the opportunities renewable energy may hold for us to ensure we have a secure energy supply now and in the future.
Read our environmental policy.