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HOTEL CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

As an environmentally conscious hotel, The Langham, London is committed to reducing its operating footprint. To preserve our world for future generations, we have applied policies and initiatives to meet our underlying responsibilities. 

 

We also seek to build closer relationships with our local community. To achieve this, we have an annual community involvement programme to provide volunteering opportunities for our staff.

Sustainability Initiatives

With the concern surrounding responsible sustainability at an all-time high, we are extremely proud to be recognised as an environmentally conscious hotel, constantly striving to improve our eco policies and initiatives to help preserve our world for future generations.

RECOGNITION

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We partner with EarthCheck, which audits and monitors our environmental and sustainability performance every year.

We achieved Platinum certification for the 3nd year in October 2022 and were the first UK Hotel and first 5-star Hotel in Europe to achieve Platinum in 2020.

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Green Tourism recognised our environmentally-friendly practices, as well as our commitment to becoming a more sustainable tourism business.

 

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SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Energy-efficient lighting

Auto-detect urinals

Biodegradable cleaning products

Dual-flush toilets

Natural lighting

Used furniture donations

Natural lighting

Low-flow shower fittings and taps

Recycled stationery

Energy-saving lighting

Energy-efficient heating and cooling

Recycling bins in service areas

Low-flush toilets

“Guests of the Earth” Programme offering guests the option to reuse bed linens and towels

Used clothing, linen and furniture donations

Orca food waste digester system

Signing of the Sustainable Fish City Pledge

Recycled stationery

Used cooking oil recycling to vehicle oil

Energy-efficient lighting

In-house bottled water in reusable bottles

Glass bottles are crushed and used for building insulation

Individually-controlled air conditioning in meeting rooms

Use of local and sustainably sourced food products

Linen, cutlery, crockery and utensils donated to The Passage, a charity that supports the homeless

Recycling bins available for meeting rooms

Used tableware and furniture donations

Non-recyclable waste is incinerated to create electricity for the National Grid

Food donations to charity through Plan Zheroes

Sponsorship of charity events

80% of paper used is eco-labelled or recycled

Reusable napkins and tableware

CONNECT 

Conferences offers sustainable meeting solutions and initiatives for event planners

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

 

Our annual community programme enables staff to give back to the local community, through a slew of fundraising and volunteering opportunities. There, our staff use their expertise to conduct cookery classes, help with maintenance, or assist in big charity events. 

 

If any of the charities we partner with resonate with you, we encourage you to join us and support them too.

 

RECOGNITION

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GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, caring for hundreds of children every day. The charity raises funds to help give hope to seriously ill children and their families. 

 

The Langham family supports GOSH through fundraising events, including bucket collections at stations. We also participate and volunteer at the annual Race for Kids 5-km family fun run.

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KIDS enables children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to enjoy their lives and achieve their ambitions. At the same time, the charity provides support and guidance to families. 

 

The Langham family supports this charity through volunteering projects. We have held cooking or art classes to teach skills, and helped to clean and maintain playgrounds and accommodation.

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Plan Zheroes uses an online food donation platform that connects businesses to those in need. Not only does this reduce food waste, but charities and community groups also get quick and easy access to food donations. 

 

The Langham family uses this platform daily to inform local charities about surplus pastries and bread products.

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Room to Reward is a volunteer-recognition charity. It partners with hotels around the UK to say "thank you" to inspirational ‘Hidden Heroes’. Hotels donate unsold rooms, which are used to give nominated volunteers a well-deserved break.

 

Every year, The Langham family donates a minimum of 2 nights to the initiative.

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In 2021 we achieved ISO 14001 Certification for Environment and ISO 45001 for Health & Safety. ISO Certification is proof that we have been independently audited by a third party and that we comply with high international management standards approved by the International Standards Organisation.