Sustainability mission statement
Broadwick Soho takes its responsibility to protect the environment seriously. The impact our actions have on the world is at the forefront of all the decisions we make, and we are committed to managing this impact by implementing good environmental practices that benefit the planet, our guests, our employees and our stakeholders. Our sustainability initiatives are not about the latest fads - nor do we overpromise and underdeliver. Instead, our achievable actions are designed to: reduce our use of energy and water and our consumption of single-use plastics; re-use and recycle the resources consumed by our business wherever possible; and benefit local suppliers and farmers. Furthermore, our actions aim to ensure that our guests, employees and suppliers contribute to our efforts to protect the environment by creating a culture of continuous good sustainability practices and awareness.
Broadwick Soho has implemented a wide range of actions and initiatives to meet the commitments set out in our Sustainability Mission Statement. We believe it is the responsibility of all of our employees to support us in our endeavours to protect the environment and invite them to attend regular training on the importance of sustainability, recycling and other green policies.
In all aspects of our business, we give careful consideration to how, where and what we source, actively seeking out third-party suppliers with environmental practices that chime with our own. Items such as tissues and toilet paper are responsibly sourced, and guest amenities in aerosol packaging are avoided where possible. We choose local suppliers and sustainable packaging where possible and use only recycled printing paper throughout the hotel.
reducing single-use plastics
Broadwick Soho is committed to radically reducing its consumption of single-use plastics. We ensure that all cotton buds and cotton pads are free of single-use plastics. Our guest bathroom products are packaged in aluminium tubes that can be repeatedly recycled. Fabric washable laundry bags are provided, and guest laundry and dry-cleaning items are not returned in plastic coverings. We have chosen guest slippers that can be laundered and reused, and that do not come wrapped in plastic.
Throughout the hotel, water is served in glass or alternative eco-friendly containers, rather than plastic bottles. We do not use plastic straws or drink stirrers. We also stipulate that all suppliers minimise the use of plastic and polystyrene packaging whenever possible.
Among our initiatives to reduce waste, we have ensured that most of our guest collateral is digital - information is provided via the in-room tablet and television. Printed newspapers are offered only on request; instead, we promote a digital newspaper service, which can also be accessed via the in-room tablet.
reducing energy usage
Broadwick Soho always promotes an electric/hybrid car option for transfers. We can arrange bicycles for the use of our guests, and walking and public-transport route maps are available to encourage guests to prioritise these over car and taxi use.
Employees are required to turn off all office computers, lighting and air-conditioning units each night. Throughout the hotel energy-efficient lightbulbs are used wherever possible. We monitor our water and energy consumption each month and take appropriate action in the event of discrepancies. Air-handling units and coils are regularly cleaned to ensure they are operating efficiently.
Bed linens are changed every third day unless requested otherwise. The air conditioning automatically turns off when the door to the balcony is open, and the in-room television and music are not left on unnecessarily for arriving guests or during turndown.
At Broadwick Soho we are proud of the fact that we know the provenance of 100 per cent of our ingredients. All our suppliers are assessed for sustainability, fair trade, animal welfare and delivery methods prior to being selected. We prioritise the use of locally farmed and seasonal produce. All products, including palm oil and soy, are responsibly sourced. All fish, coffee and tea used throughout the hotel is sustainably certified and no eggs from caged hens are used. Vegan options are available on all our menus.
All our employees are trained in the importance of recycling, and recycling bins are present in all back-of-house areas. Guest wastepaper bins are sorted during housekeeping service to ensure that we recycle any disposed items that are recyclable. Used aluminium coffee-machine capsules are recycled and, in our kitchens, all used cooking oil is recycled.