SDG Initiatives at Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo
Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo has been undertaking initiatives related to the environment because we consider them essential to our sustainable growth as a company. This is based on our corporate mission statement to contribute to the creation of an affluent and prosperous society by providing a wholesome place for our guests to relax and enjoy heartwarming service.
These initiatives are in line with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), established to create a sustainable society.
To contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, Hotel Gracery Kyoto Sanjo will continue to solve social issues and create a sustainable society through our business.
Reduction of plastic use in guest room amenities
At WHG Hotels, we provide toothbrushes that are made of rice husk biomass material in our guest rooms. The material for the handle contains rice husks, reducing plastic waste by approximately 35%. For shaving razors and hairbrushes, please inquire at the front desk.
Elimination of plastic straws
As part of our efforts to address the global problem of marine pollution, we have replaced plastic straws with paper or biodegradable plastic straws.
Eco-friendly housekeeping services for guest rooms
In order to protect the global environment, we encourage guests who are staying more than one night to opt for eco-friendly housekeeping services for your rooms.
By reducing the energy footprint of housekeeping and cleaning services, we are dedicated to working with our guests to reduce CO2 emissions.
We also provide full housekeeping services at your request.
Services provided: towel replacement, toothbrush replacement, and trash disposal
Services not provided: room cleaning, bathroom cleaning, bed making, and bed sheet replacement.
Reduction of food loss at breakfast buffets
Food loss is a problem that occurs when food that is still good enough to consume ends up being discarded. To solve this problem, we undertake the following initiatives:
We transfer some of the dishes into smaller serving containers 30 minutes before the buffet ends.
We replenish the dishes according to the number of customers.
The concept of normalization states that people with disabilities can live together while appreciating each other’s individuality. We train and develop our staff to act with appropriate understanding toward the physically challenged and the elderly based on this concept.
To achieve this, we offer sign language training, create normalization handbooks, and conduct various training programs.
From the hotel entrance to the guest rooms, the entire building is flat and accessible.
In addition, universal rooms are available, service dogs are allowed in the building, and wheelchairs are available for rent.
LED and power saving
We contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions by installing LED lights in all our guest rooms and actively saving electricity in the backyard.
Twice a year, we hold a nationwide meeting for diversity promotion members to report on the activities at each office and share case studies of the initiatives.
We believe that diversity and inclusion activities reflect our employees’ desire to improve the company, and that the initiatives at the individual office level will spread nationwide, eventually leading to a change in the corporate culture of the entire group.