Lancaster House Awarded Green Key

We are delighted to announce that Lancaster House has been awarded the Green Key international eco‐label for hotels and tourism facilities.

The Green Key award is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. It covers hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants and
attractions.

Lancaster House won specific praise from assessors for local recycling of waste to reduce transport emissions, sustainable approaches to cleaning, heating policy for guest rooms, fundraising for environmental causes, and the re-use and donation of unwanted goods and furnishings.


The Lancaster House team

English Lakes group as a whole was also commended for its overall environmental policy, values and ethics.

“Green Key is an international eco-label that we felt fitted with the ethos of our venue,” explains Lancaster House Hotel Operations Manager, Emma Underwood.

“It’s a promise to our guests that we and they are helping to make a difference on an environmental and sustainability level. We want to increase the use of environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of operation and technology to reduce the overall use of resources where we can.”

The prestigious eco‐label represents a commitment to adhere to strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.  The aim is to raise awareness and create behavioural changes across the tourism industry.