We believe we should not only minimise the impact we have on the environment, but also make a positive impact on the world around us and its people.
Since we began the journey to create the Watergate Bay Hotel we know today, we sought to take the broadest view on making a positive impact. In the beginning, we focused on how we could generate and source sustainable energy, as well as keep waste to a minimum.
Now, every day, we take this approach across our entire business, from creating circular waste streams to building a home for the Watergate Bay Surf Life Saving Club.
We want to use our business as a force for good, both environmentally and socially. That’s why we’re currently going through a rigorous assessment to become B Corp certified.
B Corps balance profit with people and planet – reaching the highest environmental and social standards. Far from a tick-box exercise, becoming a B Corp will fundamentally change the way we do business – and we’ll be legally required to report on our impact every year.
Our Sustainability Promise shapes everything we do at The Beach Hut – from the food on our menus to how we recruit our teams and run the restaurant. Take a look at the key areas we are focusing on to make a positive impact on people and planet.
Our activity focuses around three key themes; circular, conservation, and community.
Our approach to the resources we use, and the waste we create, is to minimise the consumption of virgin materials and reuse items wherever possible. The ultimate aim is to create a circular system whereby resources can be infinitely reused in some way – either by us or our partners. We also recycle as much waste as possible.
A circular approach at Watergate Bay
Conserving the earth’s natural resources is vital for a sustainable future. We source energy from renewable sources for our hotels and find innovative ways to reduce our energy demand. We also take pride in sustainably sourcing the local, seasonal produce for our kitchens and use biodegradable cleaning products.
Conservation at Watergate Bay
We believe that business should bring benefits for its local community. From creating quality, long-term employment opportunities to building assets that will benefit local people for years to come, people are at the heart of our decision-making.