Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) celebrates the first anniversary of Considerate Collection, which was launched in 2021 with 25 founding members of actively sustainable luxury hotels.
A year later, Considerate Collection now boasts 43 hotels, a growth of over 70 per cent in the last year, with new additions such as Thailand’s Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket and Zeavola Resort in Krabi; the 15th-century, restored farming estate Villa Petriolo in Tuscany; and Casale Panayiotis, Cyprus, a village restoration project turned luxury hotel.
Other sustainability efforts include planting almost 40,000 trees in the past year in collaboration with TreeSisters, coinciding with the launch of the Considerate Collection.
Earlier in October this year, SLH partnered Weeva, a new sustainability platform that caters specifically to small hotels and accommodation providers, to enable properties to adopt measurable and holistic sustainability practices. The partnership allows all 520 SLH member hotels to benefit from an exclusive and preferential annual rate on the platform.
In addition, SLH signed an exclusive brand amenity partnership with Vanity Group earlier this month. Vanity Group licenses the most sought-after beauty brands, with implemented responsible and sustainable practices for its products, packaging and processes.
Aside from its hotels, SLH continues its corporate sustainability journey by undertaking work to audit its headquarters’ carbon footprint, averaging 1,514kg per SLH employee for 2021.
Richard Hyde, managing director, SLH, said: “As we strive to improve our business practices, we’ve used the data collated and worked with ecollective to set a seven per cent C02 reduction target YOY for our team in 2023 by engaging with the right suppliers and adjusting our business travel priorities, among other strategies.
“Our footprint must get smaller and smaller each year even as we scale up the business.”