Wyboston Lakes Resort has gained official recognition for its continuing extensive efforts to operate sustainably by achieving the EcoSmart Platinum Venue Award, after reaching the Gold level last year.
The award has been granted by Greengage Travel & Event Solutions which helps organisations in taking the right decisions to create and implement sustainable business travel and meetings.
Andrew Perolls, CEO Greengage Solutions, said: “We are delighted Wyboston Lakes Resort has attained our ECOsmart award at Platinum level. This reflects an outstanding approach, and an exceptional standard and commitment to environmental sustainability. The principle of learning from best practices and always wanting to do more when it comes to innovation in sustainability is something that Greengage Solutions and Wyboston Lakes Resort share.”
Managing Director Steve Jones says; “We’re thrilled to receive the Platinum Award. We were keen to continue to improve and aiming to reach the Platinum level helped to drive us forward. It’s great to see that the team’s tireless efforts under very difficult circumstances have been rewarded.
“We won’t stop, we’ll continue to look at how we can keep improving in all that we do.”
The Wyboston Lakes Resort Green Team have maintained their commitment to making the site more environmentally friendly with new initiatives.
By working with The Energy Check, the resort has implemented a series of energy-saving initiatives that have substantially reduced energy consumption. The resort is now using 100% renewable electricity, which has helped to reduce its carbon footprint by over 60%. Projects are also underway to also remove all fossil fuel from the site.
With the introduction of ten more Tesla supercharger points, there is now a total of 26 electric car charger points on the site as encouragement to guests and delegates.
Committed to waste management, the resort is 'Zero to Landfill' for the sixth consecutive year. New procedures have been introduced to cut back on both food and water waste, which also saves on costs.
Single-use plastics have been a big focus and, by taking part in the Meetings Industry Association’s #20percentless scheme, on a like for like comparison with 2019 levels they were cut back by 42% by the end of 2020.