Adapt to our environment(s)
of the electricity used in 2022 across the B&B HOTELS Group is renewable with guarantee of origin certificates (31.12.2022).
of our hotels in Germany and France are equipped with water-limitation systems, 98% in Spain and 55% in Italy (31.12.2022).
Taking responsibility is one of B&B HOTELS’ core values. As a multinational company in the hospitality sector, we know that our activities have an impact on our environment both globally and locally.
Our objective is not only to limit this impact but also to create a positive contribution at every level.
How we do it
We conducted a first carbon footprint assessment in 2022, in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain following the GHG Protocol framework and covering both scopes 1,2 and 3. This work has helped us identify the main sources of our CO2 emissions and define action plans that will allow us to reduce them. In 2023 we’ll extend this approach to cover all our activities and transparently share the results. We will also define our carbon trajectory for a 1.5°C future.
Use of resources>
We promote the use of renewable energy in our hotels and save water by using water-limitation equipment and encouraging our guests to limit their water consumption through eco-gestures flyers displayed in our hotels.
Materials and products>
We are including sustainability criteria in our purchasing approach progressively. Breakfast: We are offering a selection of local and organic products and are favouring self-service products rather than individual portions (such as spreads and jams for example), thus significantly reducing plastic packaging.
We have defined a process to measure and control our waste and have already set up local initiatives such as recycling procedures for our computers and IT material in all our countries, and, in our headquarters, we also recycle telephone equipment. Products are given to Oxfam for onward donation as appropriate on behalf of B&B HOTELS. To reduce food waste, we offer all non-consumed breakfast products to local teams or companies such as Too Good to Go.
We encourage our guests to slightly adjust their habits while they stay with us – if they decline the daily change of bed linen or daily room cleaning, they get a discount or trigger a donation to an association (in Germany and Spain).
We have been rolling out more electric car chargers for our guests and proposing bike rental services (Italy). By the end of 2022, more than 20% of our hotels were equipped with chargers and we are planning to deploy more than 400 charging stations by 2023 and more than 5,500 charging stations by 2024 in order to cover the majority of our hotels.