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What does sustainability in hospitality look like and what could we do more of to help reduce carbon footprint

At Kirkdale Studios we care about our precious and delicate planet.

Sustainability is a word that means many different things to different people. When it comes to hospitality, sustainability can be identified as sustainable furniture and materials used in hospitality, eco friendly products and how to reduce the carbon footprint in importing. 

Sustainability is a term that is becoming more and more prominent in the hospitality industry, as well as in many other business sectors. It allows hoteliers to consider their behaviours and also the impact they have on the environment. 

Sustainability for the hospitality industry is about making long-term decisions with respect to our resources and on how we go about achieving our goals. It is a way of thinking, a way of living, a way of making decisions, and a way of doing business that uses Earth’s raw materials at a rate that equals or can sustain their renewal by our economy. 

Sustainability is a concept that has been brought to the forefront of thinking by recent years and especially in the hospitality industry. The hospitality industry has always had a strong focus on delivering guest experiences and motivating staff to deliver memorable, delightful experiences, but often this is at the expense of sustainability.

Sustainable furniture suitable for contract use is manufactured from 100% recycled materials. The designs utilise cutting edge technologies, such as laminating and injection moulding that reduce energy consumption by up to 20%.

Kirkdale Neutral carbon footprint, contract furniture
Kirkdale Neutral carbon footprint, contract furniture
Carbon Neutrality

We all know that the Earth’s climate is changing, and human activities, like burning fossil fuels, are a major contributor to this. This is why Kirkdale Studios is now a proud supporter of a global portfolio of verified carbon reduction projects.

We understand the importance of environmental responsibility in today’s world and are fully behind the UN’s net zero carbon by 2050 goal.  We’ve taken active steps to offset our carbon footprint by investing in projects that reduce and capture greenhouse gas emissions helping to mitigate the overall impact of climate change.

The portfolio of carbon offset projects we support all focus on high quality, using Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) and Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) certified credits. While they are doing good for the environment they also provide additional benefits such as biodiversity, education, jobs, food security, clean drinking water and health & well-being in developing countries.

We’ve already offset the carbon produced by our own company operations, but the next step is to mitigate the effect caused by external transport, couriers, manufacturing etc.

From planting trees to solar farms, our aim is to create a more sustainable future for our planet, one step at a time.

PROJECT AWARENESS
With every collaboration, we promote the attention of carbon fuels used, materials sourced and manufacturing processes, that promotes the use sustainability.


PRODUCT AWARENESS
Whilst we have access to almost all industry products, we aim to maintain a strong collaboration with factories that share our trust, and support ensuring quality, great communication and ethical standards are met.
LOCAL AWARENESS
With every collaboration, we promote the use of local factories as much as possible, reducing carbon footprint and becoming more socially aware of local capabilities.

AI steps to sustainability

We’ve asked AI to propose how the supply of furniture can help make hospitality more sustainable.

First step is to identify what is sustainable in hospitality. 

Second step is to look at products that industry leaders say are sustainable and suitable for contract use. Sustainable furniture has minimal impact on the environment, lasts longer than traditional furniture, is made of recycled materials, and will not break the bank when purchasing or using it. 

Third step is becoming more sustainable by using fabrics made from recycled materials, using less energy during the production process, and using biodegradable materials whenever possible. Possibly even using plant based dyes instead of toxic heavy metals dyes. 

Fourth step would be collaborating with other companies to source products together which can reduce carbon footprint as well as cost while increasing quality of product. 

Fifth step would be making sure supplier understands your need for sustainable products by finding out if their suppliers have global standards certification 

We are able to source furniture that is manufactured using up-cycled and sustainable materials. Our materials are sourced from the world’s leading mills and workshops, we have our own dye houses and facilities where we can always make sure quality control is of the highest standard before it gets to you. 

We are committed to delivering superb quality at a price point that simply cannot be beaten.” If choosing sustainable products, it is important to be aware of the effect they have on the environment and how they are produced. It is also important to consider whether or not a product can be recycled at the end of its life cycle.