NORTHERN IRELAND: Galgorm has been recognised for its sustainability standards by Green Tourism.
It became the first hotel in Northern Ireland to achieve gold in two sustainability accolades from Green Tourism which recognises the sustainable practices of the hotel across environmental initiatives, procurement processes, community projects and employee wellbeing.
The hotel has also achieved the Green Meetings standard for sustainable practices specific to meetings and events.
Tara Moore, head of the sustainability committee for Galgorm, said: “We are delighted to achieve these awards from Green Tourism. They not only convey our commitment to sustainability, but also highlight the hard work, time and investment from our wider team in this arena.”
Andrea Nicholas, CEO, Green Tourism, said: “In their application for these awards, Galgorm demonstrated an exceptional commitment to sustainable practices. They are leading the way in the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland, as the first hotel to have achieved this award.”
Last year, Galgorm unveiled a detailed plan of action to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030 in a bid to become the first hospitality group on the island of Ireland to go fully green as part of a new sustainability commitment.
Belfast-based Andras House Hotels, recently gained Green Tourism certificates for all seven of its properties.