Mission: To adopt a long-term vision that puts sustainability and the environment above profit in the short term to sustain a successful business in the long term.
#1 WAR ON PLASTIC
We have signed the Meeting Industry Association’s pledge to reduce single use plastic. This commitment drove us to put in place an internal management system to identify all single use plastic items and actively find solutions to allow us to achieve our goal of eradicating single use plastic where possible.
We are actively looking for solutions to address the remaining 25% of single use plastic items used on site at Lane End.
#2 ON LOCATION WATER BOTTLING PLANT
We have introduced our own water bottling plant to supply filtered water in reusable glass bottles. We encourage guests to drink filtered water rather than buying mineral water.
#3 LANE END ORCHARD
Early 2019 we have planted a variety of apple, pear, plum, greengage and persimmon trees to create an oasis for wildlife and provide fruit which will be used by the conference centre.
Sighted on the top corner of the amenity field, our orchard provides a visually pleasing mixture of colourful bloom in the Spring as well as fruit, which we will be processing into our own pasteurised juice blend which we will then serve to our customers.
We are planning to add trees and grow the orchard year on year. The produce will also be used in salads, desserts and other seasonal dishes.
#4 REDUCE AND RECYCLE STATIONERY AND MARKETING MATERIALS
We are actively reducing paper/pencil distribution on-site by making clients aware of our sustainability efforts to reduce the use of notepads and pencils. We no longer print or distribute brochures and all marketing materials are made from recycled materials and responsibly sourced to promote sustainability.
#5 GENERAL RECYCLING
We recycle 100% of paper, card waste and electronic waste.
#6 RECYCLE COOKING OIL INTO BIO FUELS
By looking at each and every element of the service we deliver we were able to identify the impact that Rapeseed oil can have on the environment.
We’ve pledged to only use Rapeseed oil that is produced from non-genetically modified British rapeseeds and is high in monounsaturated fats. All the oil we use at Lane End is then recycled into Bio Fuels.
#7 FOOD – SOURCE AND RECYCLE WASTE RESPONSIBLY
We source food responsibly. We have a food waste monitor system in place to actively reduce waste and reuse or recycle 100% of our food waste.
#8 ECO FRIENDLY AMENITIES
100% eco showerheads and flow reducers on taps, 70% water efficient toilets and 60% LED lighting with plans in place to be 100% within in the next twelve months.
#9 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
Composting and shredding of all appropriate grounds waste and ongoing maintenance to support local wildlife, improve health of our trees and replace dying trees.
#10 RESPONSIBLE DISPOSAL OF GREASE TRAP WASTE
The waste is taken to the Thames water recycling plant where the liquids and solids are separated. It then goes through a process where the solids are turned into agricultural fertilizer and fluids are treated and returned to the water table.
CULTURE OF ONGOING IMPROVEMENT
We are continually researching new ideas to help us make a difference and we are currently considering Ecotricity as an alternative to our current electricity supplier, eco-friendly bamboo key cards for our bedrooms and different sources of renewable energy – including solar panels.
Lane End Conference Centre
Church Road, Lane End, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3HH