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Talbot Hotel Clonmel - Sustainability Management Plan

This plan runs from January 2024 to December 2029 and will be reviewed and updated annually to reflect actions taken and new actions planned or underway.

We are committed to taking the steps required to operate our business in the most sustainable manner that we can. We also recognise that we require external support and expertise to guide us on this pathway and therefore we have partnered with the Green Hospitality Award to provide this support.

Green Hospitality Award provides a certification programme that allows us to start this journey and build up our knowledge and activities over time. The Green Hospitality Award supports multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Circular Economy and Climate Change and is aligned with the EU Ecolabel, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Criteria and supports the All Island Sustainable Tourism Assurance programme which ensures we are aligned with national and international objectives and enable us to satisfy the demands and needs of all our stakeholders – Our Customers, Employees, Local Community, Regulatory Authorities, Financial Supporters, etc. - whilst minimising our emissions and becoming more efficient.

Our vision is to keep improving our performance annually whilst running a financially sustainable business.

Our focus will be on initially implementing the standards required to achieve the Green Hospitality Eco-Label Award which will provide us with an excellent base and then to improve and add additional standards and actions, that will see us further embedding sustainability within our business.

Our Sustainability Plan will focus on developing and implementing the following plans;

- Adopting a broad Sustainability Policy and setting Targets

- Management Plan

- Energy & Carbon, Water and Waste Management & Minimisation Plans

- Green Procurement Plan

- Communication Plan

- Local Community Plan

- Biodiversity Plan

- Employee Welfare Plan

We recognise that it takes time to implement all the sustainability actions a business could so our priority will be to focus on the most important and impactful ones and then work towards the others over time.