Our Sustainability Policy
At Tyddyn Retreat we are committed to living and working in a truly sustainable way. It’s a way of life. We do our best to continually improve our practices and encourage our guests to do the same.
We aim to:
- Be responsible for everything we do and to think in a sustainable way – to think how each of our actions may affect our precious earth and all its creatures.
- To bring information and encouragement to our guests to grow their own sustainable actions - by sharing our sustainable way of living and working here at Tyddyn Retreat.
We are committed to:
- Reducing our carbon footprint by converting and operating our buildings and other facilities to the highest eco standards, and by generating energy through renewable means – solar water, PVs, and ground source.
- Supporting our community in whatever way we can, through employing locally, hiring local services, sourcing locally, and promoting local things to do.
- Going beyond simple compliance with environmental legislation and industry codes of practice – going the extra green mile.
- Continuously improving our own green and social performance
- Reducing pollution, waste and the use of energy, water and other resources.
- Using suppliers who are similarly conscious of their environmental impact
- Providing equal access to our centre and services – beginning with spaces and places that are easily accessible to wheelchairs.
The folder in your Tyddyn Retreat accommodation includes some of the things you can do to help care for the environment here. Perhaps there may be some ideas for your home or work environment… and we’d love to hear your ideas too. Please do let us know if you would like to know anything at all about the particular things we are doing to live and work sustainably.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS), now called Green Tourism, (www.green-tourism.com) which provides accreditation and encouragement for tourism businesses to reduce their environmental impact.