Our Green Commitment

From biomass energy to natural spring water to a parting gift of wildflower seeds for guests to plant to help the bee population, The Torridon is committed being in harmony with nature, and with 60% of our produce nurtured or grown in The Torridon Farm and Kitchen Garden, we strive to be as self-sufficient as possible. Our sustainability efforts, led by The Torridon Green Team, have been recognised by the Carbon Trust and the Green Tourism Business Scheme and we support the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere, an organisation that promotes and celebrates how people and nature connect to inspire a positive future.

Energy

  • Biomass energy from local resort woodchip or timber chipped on site
  • Thermostatic controls are installed in all guest rooms
  • Replacement of traditional light bulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs in guest room corridors and several points within the guest rooms
  • Timer set-up for lighting and other electrical systems
  • Much of the corridor lighting is PIR motion sensor controlled
  • Lights in all guest rooms that have no guests to be turned off
  • Hot water in guest rooms processed from heat exchange system of biomass woodchip
  • Extra insulators under building roof to reduce heat loss
  • Energy-saving measures implemented for the back of the house areas
  • Rapid 50kw electric car charger open to all for use free of charge
  • Two overnight Tesla chargers free of charge for residents
  • Local rhododendron wood used for burning on open fires in hotel and Beinn Bar

Water

  • Resort borehole water
  • Flow regulator in guest rooms adjusted to save water
  • Regular review of leak checking procedure
  • Daily record of water consumption (daily controls)
  • Gardens are watered in the mornings and evenings only to prevent unnecessary evaporation at the hottest times of day
  • Water provided for guests in bedrooms and restaurants from borehole reducing plastic and glass recycling

Waste Management and Recycling

  • All rubbish properly sorted and separated: refuse, glass, plastics, cardboard, paper, dangerous/poison (detergent, chemicals etc), electrical items, clothing, batteries and light bulbs
  • Kitchen grease and used oil is collected to recycle
  • Separating plastic and glass bottles, paper, cardboard and vegetable oil to recycling companies
  • All paper systematically reused and recycled
  • Manure, coffee granules and shredded paper composted

Environmental Quality

  • Suppliers are requested not to leave the engine running while their vehicles are parked to reduce noise and pollution
  • Extensive use of our 2-acre kitchen garden with vegetables herbs and fruit provided for the restaurant
  • Torridon farm provides beef and pork for the restaurants

Chemical Products

  • Control system for chemical use
  • Use of Enjo, a chemical-free cleaning system to reduce the number of chemical products used around the resort.
  • Use of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers with no chemical substances straight from the kitchen garden
  • Limited chemical substances used for cultivation of trees and flowers on the property

Purchasing

  • Buying and providing products and services, which have a minimal impact on environment – purchasing local and seasonal products to reduce transportation requirements and its impact on the environment

Maintenance

  • Woodchip used to fire boiler
  • At all times Maintenance Department saves costs and energy in all activities performed

Environmental Activities

  • We support the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere, an organisation that promotes and celebrates how people and nature connect to inspire a positive future.
  • Creating activities and encouraging the community, guests and staff to help preserve and protect the environment; litter picking, energy control
  • Cleaning of beaches or roads in front of the propertyOffices
  • The Team use recycled paper and envelopes
  • The Team use Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • The Team share computers rather than use individual ones – hot desk
  • The Team to optimise the use of computers and emails to reduce paper use
  • The Team avoid printing and copying
  • The Team encouraged to walk instead of using lifts
  • The Team encouraged to keep all windows and doors closed when heating is operating
  • The Team to turn off lights and equipment, when they are not in the office
  • Computer screens turned off after work
  • Paperless administration where possible
  • iPad check in procedure

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