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Maryborough Green Team Efforts

Team Sustainability Efforts

 Maryborough Hotel Team Sustainability Efforts

Welcome to The Maryborough Hotel, where sustainability is not just a buzzword; it's a way of life. Our dedicated team is committed to making a positive impact on our environment and community. Here's a glimpse into what we're doing across various departments:

Finance Department -

 Eamonn Kearney, our Finance Department Manager, who shares how his department takes small but impactful steps towards making a big difference.....

Waste Management:
- **Cardboard Recycling: All cardboard is diligently recycled to reduce waste.
- **Glass Recycling:** Every glass container is recycled, minimising our environmental footprint.
- **Food Waste Reduction:** We've implemented a drying-out process that reduces food waste by up to 70%.
- **Paper and Dry Recyclables:** Paper and dry recyclables are carefully sorted and sent for recycling.
- **Waste Oil:** We collect and recycle waste oil, ensuring responsible disposal.
- **Paperless Transactions:** Our Finance team has adopted new systems, moving towards paperless transactions for greater efficiency.

Energy Management:
- We're on a mission to reduce energy consumption and embrace sustainability.
- **New Boilers:** We've installed new boilers to improve energy efficiency in water heating and hotel-wide heat supply.
- **CHP Plant Refurbishment:** Our Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant has been refurbished to generate electricity efficiently.
- **LED Lighting:** Energy-efficient LED bulbs illuminate the hotel, reducing power consumption.
- **Energy Audit:** An energy audit has been conducted to identify areas for potential efficiency improvements.
- **Pool Cover:** We've installed a new pool cover in the Leisure Centre to maintain water temperature overnight.
- **Conservation Practices:** We conserve energy by turning off lights and unplugging devices when not in use.
- **Efficient Dishwashing:** Dishwashers are run on efficient cycles to save energy.

Other Areas of Focus:
- Our Finance department is actively collaborating with Failte Ireland on Climate Action and Carbon Neutrality initiatives.

HR Department

Here are some words of wisdom from Meadhbh, our HR Department Manager, who firmly believes that we set the tone for success from the very beginning."

- **Digital Shift:** We've transitioned from paper to digital, using a new HR system for contract uploads and e-signatures. We also maintain digital records of training.
- **Paperless Policies:** All policies, including the employee handbook, are in PDF formats to reduce paper usage.
- **Green Initiatives:** Staff inductions include information on our green initiatives, and employees are encouraged to suggest additional sustainable practices.
- **Local Sourcing:** We support local uniform companies that source materials ethically, reducing emissions from transportation.
- **Healthcare Benefits:** We've partnered with LAYA Healthcare to offer discounted healthcare packages to our employees.
- **Sustainable Dining:** Our staff canteen uses compostable coffee cups and provides recycling and general waste bins.

At The Maryborough Hotel, we believe that small actions can lead to significant changes. Our collective efforts across departments help us create a more sustainable and responsible future. Thank you for joining us on this journey towards a greener tomorrow.