The Hari is committed to achieving environmental and social sustainability within the hotel.
The Hari is committed to achieving environmental and social sustainability within the hotel, we are working towards giving guests an energy conscious and environmentally-friendly stay.
We are working hard on several initiatives such as minimising the use of plastic and replacing certain items for more sustainable materials. We pledge to reduce both our food waste and our consumption of energy and water throughout the property. Refrigerator and freezer temperatures are monitored on a daily basis, motion light sensors are established within the back of house areas and low-energy light bulbs are used in the property.
Our waste is removed by Wandsworth Council, who transport it by barge along the River Thames rather than by road, saving over 100,000 lorry trips per year. It also takes its rubbish to the Energy from Waste facility, which converts most of its black bag rubbish into energy and then exports 66 megawatts of electricity into the UK’s National Grid, enough to power over 100,000 homes.
We are a proud advocate of the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife charity dedicated to opposing the exploitation of wild animals in captivity. Its supportive initiatives include a ‘Jasper’ cocktail, where £1 is donated to the charity per every cocktail sold, and the offer of animal adoption packs to younger guests to educate them about the importance of animal conservation.
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, 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 selected for It Must Be NOW, a platform that helps to make these efforts more transparent.
The Hari is 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.
Collaborations & Partnerships Sustainable Development Goals
Good Health & Well-being The Children's Trust
Partner Activity: The Children’s Trustis 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. Their ambition is for all children with brain injuries and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible.
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: 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.
Responsible Consumption & Production Cycle2Work Scheme
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
Life Below Water Solent Oyster Restoration Project
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: 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.
We support 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.
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