Green Policy

Here at the Telegraph Hotel, we are committed to a best practice approach to our carbon footprint. As part of commitment we are members and accredited by the Green Tourism scheme.  We are continuously reviewing methods on how we can improve the impact we have as a business has on the environment.


CO2 Emissions Update

As our ongoing commitment to improving our footprint, with the additional controls we have put into place and thanks to the efforts of our guests and stakeholders, as of September 2023 we have reduced our year on year carbon emissions by 6.7 tonnes

Every Day Actions

98% of the building is LED lighting, with sensor lighting in public areas, store cupboards to reduce the wastage of energy when not required.

All printers are set for double side printing

Recycled paper is used for admin printing

Walk in shower in replacement of baths to reduce water usage

Individually controlled bedroom heating and air-conditioning to avoid heating unused areas

All unused equipment and PC’s are switched off when not in use

Ongoing Environmental awareness and training during company staff induction

Bulk purchase to reduce deliveries, locally sourced produce and products where possible

Replace bed linen every third day on long stay guests unless requested

Reuse of towels unless requested for guests staying longer than one day

Weekly monitoring of utilities consumption to determine where reduced consumption could be made

Use of concentrated chemicals to reduce the use of packages and deliveries

Paperless procedures in place to reduce printing and paper usage

Use of refillable toiletries for the guest bathrooms to reduce waste, plastic usage and deliveries


Use of local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 helping the environment

Relationship with local farm purchasing specialty cheese for our menu

Use of fairtrade products where possible

Seasonal menu changes around easy assessable products “British Grown”

Waste Management

Grease traps and service contracts on water waste to prevent oil contamination

Managment contracts with oil wate company to ensure safe disposable

All recyclable materials are separated and recycled to reduce sending to landfill

Food waste is disposed of separately

Batteries and printer cartridges are disposed of separately and safely


Maps are available at reception to encourage travel by foot around the city and local attractions

Where possible public transport is prompted to guests for mean of travel to the hotel and during their visit