News: Go Green With Sundial Venues
20 Apr 2012
Sundial Group is an award-winning meetings group with a mission to ensure that their carbon footprint is as small as possible. Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their recent contribution to mark this year's Earth Day; Sundial has pledged to offset the entire company's carbon emissions from road and air travel to show their support for Earth Day and sustainable business practices. This commitment to providing environmentally-conscious venues is a step in the right direction, and is what many companies are striving for in an age where going ‘green' is both encouraged and rewarded.
Sundial's new incentive, included in their green meetings package, will benefit the many companies who are aiming to go ‘green'. Delegates who travel by public transport or car share to one of Sundial's conference hotels (Midlands meeting venues, Highgate House and Woodside, and Surrey-based Barnett Hill) will earn a complimentary £5 bar spend which can be redeemed upon check-in at the venue. "As we were recently named the BRDC Best Value UK Meeting Group for a fourth consecutive year, Sundial Group is proud to show that is pays to go green", said Sundial Group managing director, Tim Chudley. This ‘go green' incentive is just one of the ways in which Sundial are encouraging clients to become more eco-friendly.
The green meetings package available from Sundial comes as a free upgrade to any existing complete meeting package booking. All of the aspects of the Complete Meeting Package, Day Meeting Package or the Evening Meeting Package are included, but there are a number of alterations which help to reduce carbon footprints of both Sundial and the client. Delegates are supplied with jugs of iced tap water, rather than expensive bottled mineral water, and rather than having notepaper and pens at every setting, delegates can help themselves to writing materials if necessary. Many delegates at conferences opt to bring a laptop or their own writing material, and so this unnecessary wastage of notepaper is entirely cut out. The food menus at each of the UK conference hotels all contain ingredients that are free range and locally sourced, while all tea and coffee served during breaks is Fairtrade. Last of all, the carbon emitted from the venue as a result of the client's event will be offset by Sundial Group, at no extra charge.