The accolade was announced this week following a visit by a Green Tourism assessor to judge the hotel and estate against a rigorous set of criteria.
The gold award – which we were the first hotel in the UK to win back in 2008 – is the highest possible status in the scheme and reflects our ongoing commitment to improving our working practices, protecting the natural environment, reducing our carbon footprint, behaving fairly and responsibly, supporting the local community and local businesses, and ensuring our operation is managed and delivered as sustainably as possible.
Conor O’Leary, our Managing Director, says: “We feel so grateful to be based in one of the world’s most beautiful rural locations and are committed to ensuring we play our part in preserving those natural assets for future generations.
“This is just the start of a greener journey for the Glen, but it encourages us to keep working hard as a team to establish new ways of ensuring our impact on the world is a positive one.”
Some of the sustainable practices noted by Green Tourism at Gleneagles included a well-established green team to support behaviour change and implement sustainability initiatives across the estate; a robust energy and waste management system; extensive use of LED lighting; electric vehicle charging facilities; and use of water conservation technologies.