Since December 2006, the West Plaza Hotel has made a commitment to contribute to the ideal of a clean and green New Zealand. Accordingly, we have established an environmental committee that meets monthly. We have maintained our Qualmark Bronze Enivro award 6 years ago. It is our responsibility to the community to retain this benchmark and ensure our ongoing commitment to achieve a higher standard in environmental and social sustainability.
Our environmental awareness action plan addresses the following key performance indicators:
- to encourage and measure the progress of the hotel in obtaining the relevant Qualmark key performance areas such as waste minimisation, reuse and recycling along with energy efficiency including water, gas and electricity
- to review current suppliers, with evaluation of their products, services and business environmental policy to match our own or willingness to compromise with a friendly environmental policy similar to our own
- responsible use of hazardous substances complying with our health and safety policy and safe storage of these chemicals
- encouragement of walking and use of public transport by all staff during all aspects of their lives, including to and from work.
The West Plaza Hotel displays our environmental policy with other key policies in the hotel, and the environmental action plan is available on request to any interested parties.
The West Plaza Hotel wishes to illustrate its responsibility as a good employer by showing its commitment to and complying with environmental, public and occupational health and safety, hygiene and employment legislation.