Sustainability Policy

MISSION STATEMENT & RESPONSIBILITY

As a market leader in the luxury travel industry, Mason Rose takes its responsibility to the environment, above and beyond the legal and regulatory obligations, very seriously. The team is committed to reducing their impact on the environment, as well as seeking new innovative ways to support this initiative. We aim to actively encourage all our stakeholders to follow suit. The policy is managed and overseen by the senior management team.

POLICY OBJECTIVES

Our policy aims to clearly outline our intentions and objectives, that facilitate us being a responsible and forward-thinking organisation. Our commitment to sustainability is echoed in our strategies, business decisions and work practices.

To put these principles into practice, we commit to:

Office Environment:

  • Review all existing suppliers and complete a sustainability audit by July 2022
  • Setting eco-friendly standards for office supplies
  • Continued drive to be as paperless as possible
  • Upgrade current recycling process and extend to electronic, batteries and food
  • Replace all paper editorials and magazines with online
  • Encourage Meat free Mondays amongst office team
  • Replace fresh flowers with plants
  • Initiate a “green space” within office (work garden)
  • My Virtual Mission – aim for 25% of team participation in cycle/walk by March 2022
  • Promote continued awareness of energy efficiency (limiting light use and powering off appliances etc)
  • Maximise use of online meetings, where possible
  • Ensure cleaning company product use is in line with this policy
  • Corporate gift selection to be sustainable and eco-friendly
  • Active support of local community – supplies, entertainment and CSR activities
  • Encourage team to commit to one personal eco-pledge

Travel:

  • If flying is unavoidable, actively identify flights with lower O2 emissions (newer planes), opt for direct flights and make a commitment to joining O2 emission offset projects
  • With local and international travel, choose electric cars for car hire and /or maximise use of public transport
  • Encourage carpooling, Cycle-to-Work bike scheme and use of public transport for work/home commute

Stakeholders:

  • Incorporate stakeholder sustainability audits as part of procurement process
  • Encourage hoteliers and clients to review and refresh their environmental policies
  • Include this policy and its implications into the staff induction process
  • Promote enthusiasm and creativity within team, in so far as generating new ideas for upholding this policy

Monitoring and Improvement:

  • Keeping abreast of new regulations and legal obligations
  • Keeping up to date with new trends and ideas, through networking and social media
  • Educating and training our team on policies and sustainability awareness
  • Quarterly compliance evaluation report to be recorded by Management

CULTURE

This policy and the actions arising from it will be annually reviewed, as part of the business planning process which involves senior leadership and management team. The annual review, the successes and additional future goals will be communicated to the entire team. Mason Rose strives to uphold this policy with commitment, energy, creativity and honesty.

“Caring for our world is not a chore – it’s a way of life!”