Beyond Bamboo (BB), a global community and marketplace committed to the sustainable procurement of ethical products and services, has joined forces with the Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA). Working together to embed environmental, social and governance practices into the DNA of hospitality procurement, the EEA and BB will facilitate the sector’s transition to net zero carbon operations in a timely and profitable way.
“Rewiring business to deliver long term value creation for planet, people and profit is an unprecedented task” said EEA CEO, Ufi Ibrahim. “We are all on a steep learning curve and collaboration is key to unlocking innovative solutions and informed decisions. The EEA and Beyond Bamboo partnership will help hospitality businesses achieve sustainable supply chains”.
Tiffany Kelly, Founder & CEO of Beyond Bamboo said, “We built the Beyond Bamboo community to help steer global business culture towards the restoration and rejuvenation of the planet. We’ve developed a portfolio of products and services to make this as easy as possible. We are delighted to partner with the EEA to connect our community’s know-how with the hospitality industry’s ambition”.
About the Energy & Environment Alliance
The Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation working to transition hospitality businesses to a zero-carbon economy. The Alliance assists its members in three practical ways, first by bringing the industry together with scientific experts, regulators and specialist services, to combine resources, share knowledge and implement new technologies; second, by enabling member companies to acquire their energy 100% sustainably; and third by helping members achieve world-class sustainable operating standards in a highly cost-effective manner.
For most members who own or manage hotels with more than thirty bedrooms, the cost of membership will be substantially outweighed by savings on energy bills and by an increase in property value, by achieving high sustainability standards. Members will also be able to demonstrate to customers, investors and others, that they are doing everything that can be expected of them, from an environmentally responsible management perspective.
The Alliance offers members access to net-zero carbon energy by virtue of a relationship with Businesswise Solutions, a specialist energy trader, which procures renewable energy on the wholesale markets, at a scale and on commercial terms most hotel chains could not match and makes it available to members via its Renewable Energy Basket. Through its relationship with BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master-planning projects, buildings and operations, the Alliance offers members robust pathways to net-zero carbon and strategic management tools to guide operational and investment decisions.
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About Beyond Bamboo
Beyond Bamboo are creating the largest global community of ‘beyond’ sustainable products, services and suppliers working as a collective to restore and rejuvenate the planet. A bespoke responsible sourcing service working with businesses to ensure that supply chains are as ethical and sustainable as possible so that they can concentrate on creating successful businesses. In addition to our business services Beyond Bamboo has created an online marketplace, dedicated to ethical and sustainable sellers and supporting small businesses, and aims to become an ethical alternative to Amazon. Beyond Bamboo goes beyond providing services with a knowledge hub and a community of awesome people dedicated to triple bottom line reporting focused on People, Planet and Profit. Doing well by doing good
Beyond Bamboo work with suppliers that are price sensitive, working towards restoration and rejuvenation of the environment and are ethical in their people and community engagement.
With COVID-19 forcing us into a new way of living and being we are provided with an opportunity to create change. Beyond Bamboo is a move towards more conscious consumerism, locally sourced beautiful products that are beyond sustainable. Rejuvenating economies and encouraging ethical entrepreneurship to recycle and up-cycle, reducing waste and creating new sources of income that feel great. Everyone keeps asking ‘what is next?’ – This is it.
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