Why sustainability is so important in the hospitality industry?

Mar 04, 2022

With hospitality in recovery post-pandemic, businesses are finally able to come up for air and start to look again at their core values. Traditionally, the hospitality sector has had a significant impact on the environment through energy and water consumption, and use of consumable goods, in hotels, restaurants and bars. But now with the need…

With hospitality in recovery post-pandemic, businesses are finally able to come up for air and start to look again at their core values.

Traditionally, the hospitality sector has had a significant impact on the environment through energy and water consumption, and use of consumable goods, in hotels, restaurants and bars. But now with the need to act on climate change so high on the global agenda, the industry is making huge efforts to no longer be seen as an environmental bad guy.

This isn’t just an entirely altruistic move by businesses with a passion to save the planet. It’s also being driven by what customers are demanding.

An increasing number of people are now making a conscious choice to opt for more environmentally friendly venues so businesses who are left lagging behind in adopting a sustainable way of working will inevitably see their bottom lines suffering. That’s no doubt one of the motivating factors behind hospitality being quick to read the room and respond by transforming its day-to-day policies and practices to go greener, bringing in measures to improve recycling, reuse of water, cutting down on waste or preventing it altogether, reducing energy use and lowering their carbon footprint.

Practical changes can be made in rethinking packaging and cutting back on food miles but there are more potential savings to be had in areas which might not be so obvious.

That is where Qbunk can help hospitality businesses to go the extra mile towards achieving a more sustainable operation – by looking at every aspect and every detail of how its run.

Qbunk cares about the environment, it’s important to our own business which is one of the reasons why we want to help others put it front and centre of theirs too.

One of the top priorities, and challenges, for the industry is sustainability – how to run a business that isn’t just profitable and delivers for customers in terms of value and service, but is also responsible.

By using our digital-first, table ordering app, we reduce paper order tickets and receipts to help your business meet its sustainability goals. E-tickets are sent straight from the customer’s app to the venue’s order point so you can be confident that nothing gets lost!

Customers won’t just appreciate your proactive greener approach, by ditching the unnecessary paperwork in favour of direct ordering they’ll also see the benefits of a smoother, more efficient service.

Looking to make your venue or hotel more sustainable? Visit https://qbunk.co.uk/for-venues/ to find out more or contact david@qbunk.co.uk.

‘Reducing our levels of consumption will not be a sacrifice but a bonus if we simply redefine the meaning of the word ‘success.’ – David Wann, speaker on the topic of sustainable lifestyles and designs.

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