The Hari is committed to achieving environmental and social sustainability within the hotel and are working towards giving guests an energy conscious and environmentally-friendly stay.
Our ‘Make a Change’ committee is looking at broadening environmental awareness within the business, working with colleagues on CSR activities and increasing involvement in the local community. The hotel is also committed to social responsibility, which is why we champion local employment and fair trade. Purchasing preferences are given to fair trade or eco-certified products and also given to locally produced goods and services where possible.
We recognise that business practices have an impact on both the community and the environment. We are proud to be a member of the NOW Force for Good Alliance, an affiliation of extraordinary places to stay that helps make our sustainability efforts more rigorous, accountable and transparent.
Partner Activity: The Hari is delighted to have signed up with the Cycle2work scheme with Evans Cycle. The Cycle to work scheme is a government initiative that promotes healthier journeys to work whilst also reducing your personal carbon footprint.
Our Contribution: Under the scheme, employees can obtain a new bike and safety accessories up to the value of £1000
Partner Activity: Refill is an award-winning campaign designed to help reduce plastic pollution, by making it easy to refill reusable water bottles instead of buying a plastic one.
Our Contribution: The Hari has signed up to the Refill App, highlighting the property as a location where any visitor can receive complimentary water when refilling a reusable water bottle. the hotel is one of only three locations in the immediate Belgravia area.
Partner Activity: The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injuries. They deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children, young people and their families.
Our Contribution: The Hari wholeheartedly supports The Children’s Trust and regularly works with the charity on a number of different initiatives from dressing up in the children’s favourite characters and visiting the hospital to read stories, to donating clothes, books and toys. The Hari also contributes £1 on every bill in the hotel’s outlets to support the charity’s efforts.
Partner Activity: The Born Free Foundation works tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect and are able to live their lives according to their needs.
Our Contribution: The Hari has supported the Born Free Foundation in many initiatives in the past year. We host their high-profile events at the hotel, to raise awareness of the charity and their goals. The Hari has financially contributed to the charity by purchasing a number of wildlife adoption packs for our young guests, educating them on the importance of wildlife conservation.
Charity Activity: The Solent Oyster Restoration Project aims to restore the ‘native’ or ‘European flat’ oyster population on a large scale. The Solent, the 20-mile strait that separates mainland England from the Isle of Wight, once had the largest oyster fishery in Europe. Sadly, the oyster population has collapsed due to a number of linked environmental pressures. Blue Marine Foundation is bringing them back, working to restore the native oyster to targeted areas of the Solent, filtering the water and providing vital habitat for hundreds of other species. The project has already restored 69,000 oysters to the Solent.
Our Contribution: The Hari’s creative bar team have devised a dedicated oyster cocktail called “Life Below The Sea”. Supporting the projects invaluable efforts, The Hari donates £1 to the Solent Oyster Restoration Project per cocktail sold.
Partner Activity: Launched in 2007, Belu’s purpose is to change the way the world sees water. In pursuit of this purpose, they invest all their profits into saving carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere, implementing a circular economy and bringing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Currently, they have invested £5,056,691 into WaterAid and made 79,833,643 bottles into new Belu bottles using recycled materials and supporting a circular economy model.
Our Contribution: The Hari believes that by working with Belu water, we can create a more sustainable world, which is why we stock Belu Water throughout the hotel. They minimise their environmental impact by maximising use of recycled materials, and by being 100% carbon neutral to British Institute PAS 2060 standard, which in turn minimises our environmental impact too.
The Hari supports the Global Goal for Sustainable Development and work in the spirit of partnership and collaboration to benefit organisations that help tackle the root causes of poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, spur economic growth and tackle climate change and work to preserve our oceans and forests.
We are aware that this will be an ongoing journey and therefore we will make a constant effort to review our policies internally on a regular basis.
For more information on The Hari’s policies and practices please contact us.