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EarthCheck Silver Certified

Earthcheck Silver Certification

EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group, for sustainable travel and tourism organisations.

The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is immensely proud to announce achieving EarthCheck Silver Certification, after completing an independent audit across the hotel. The certification verifies our continuous commitment to the planet, our community, our people, and to sustainable travel. It provides us with a scientific-based programme to ensure we continuously improve on our journey, every year.

Our Pledge

The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences is passionately committed to operating more sustainably. As an environmentally conscious hotel, we have applied both policies and initiatives to meet our responsibilities to operate in a manner that reduces our footprint.

We strive to focus on key areas such as the environment, social and governance. We encourage team members to help with our commitment through public transport loans and a cycle to work scheme. We aim to build relationships with local community by volunteering and contributing to various programmes. We strive to work with ethical suppliers and partners who share our ESG values.


Sustainable Practices

Public Areas

  • 329 m2 living wall – equivalent to 16.5 middle sized trees, removes 757kg of CO2 and 559kg of O2 per year
  • Installation of low-energy lighting (LEDs)
  • Installed water flow reducers on taps
  • Waste management plan (+13.6% in recycling FY 2023)
  • PIR/Occupancy smart motion detectors

Guest Rooms

  • Double/Triple glazing in hotel rooms
  • Installation of low-energy lighting (LEDs)
  • Installed water flow reducers on showers and taps
  • BMS controlling energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Nespresso Recycling Scheme
  • HYPNOS mattress (low-carbon sustainable designed)
  • First hotel to feature Molton Brown sustainable toiletries

Dining and Banquet

  • Belu Water (social enterprise all profits to WaterAid)
  • Food waste transported to an aerobic digester
  • Locally and ethically sourced produce where possible
  • Used cooking oil is recycled
  • Zero waste to landfill by Grundon
  • Sustainable & Low Carbon menu choices
  • Zero-waste cocktails
The combined bedroom and living room space of The Athenaeum's family suite in London.

Our Sustainability Journey 

“I am extremely proud of the team, that all the hard work and commitment has been independently verified by EarthCheck. Sustainability has always been part of our values and we will keep trying to do right by our planet, guests and the community. There is much work to do, for us, it’s a journey. With EarthCheck as our partner we have a certification we trust and a clear program to ensure continuous improvement every year. As happy as I am about this achievement (trust me, this has been years in the making), I am already looking forward to our next audit (this year) to maintain the standard we have set.”

Joanne Taylor-Stagg General Manager The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
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