voco® St. David’s, Cardiff, is delighted to announce it has been awarded Green Key accreditation for its environmental and sustainability efforts. The prestigious, international eco-label is awarded to tourism and hospitality businesses in recognition of their commitment to ensuring that their establishment adheres to the strict criteria stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Managed in England by environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy; and recognised by the World Tourism Organisation and UN Environment Programme, the certification is a highly sought-after leading standard of excellence awarded to those within the tourism industry who are taking their environmental responsibility and sustainable operation seriously.

Neil Parry holding green key accreditation award.

Neil Parry with Green Key accreditation award for voco® St. David’s 

We’re delighted to receive Green Key accreditation. A fantastic reward for our commitment to putting the environment at the heart of what we do, which shows our guests that by choosing to stay with us, they’re helping to make a difference on an environmental and sustainability level. Being rewarded for our high environmental standards with an internationally recognised award for sustainable tourism demonstrates how luxury stays and sustainability complement each other without compromise to guests. In fact, Green Key recognition allows us to showcase best practice within the tourism industry, and we actively encourage guests to take actions that can help reduce their environmental impact. Likewise with our employees. We’re proud to continuously work on the sustainable development of the hotel, implementing numerous sustainable actions and practices with the aim of reducing our environmental impact.”

voco® St. David’s, Cardiff is a hotel built on sustainability; and with more and more guests wanting – and expecting – a greener hotel stay, the establishment is proud to look after the planet with the same care as it looks after its guests. Everything from the super comfy beds to the locally sourced ingredients on its menus is designed to reduce the hotel’s impact on the environment. 

Sustainable bedding, environmentally-friendly larger toiletries, and commitment to reduce the use of plastic are just some of the actions voco® hotels implement as standard. Guests at voco® St. David’s, Cardiff have access to electric vehicle charging as well as an OVO E-Bike Electric Station – a five-space rack and three electric OVO Bikes which is a fun, green way for guests to explore the delights of the Welsh capital!

To achieve Green Key accreditation, voco® St. David’s, Cardiff was assessed against 130 criteria in 13 categories. The hotel joins over 3,500 establishments worldwide who have also met the stringent criteria of the Green Key award. 

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