One of the first things D-G Diana Owen launched after she joined the Royal Over-Seas League was a new Environmental Policy, which aims to reduce the impact ROSL has on the environment in all aspects of the business.
While all divisions have been working hard to get their carbon footprints down, it is the Housekeeping division that has made some of the biggest strides lately. When staying at the clubhouse, you may notice some of the changes in the bedrooms.
For example, plastic water bottles, which caused a large amount of waste, have now been replaced with glass and the small amenities such as wipes and cotton buds, which all used to be individually wrapped in plastic, are now sealed in a reusable glass jar instead.
The toiletries provided in the bedrooms are also changing to a new supplier called T-London, which provide high quality ingredients, skin-friendly formulas and ethical production processes. The products are formulated here in England – free from parabens, SLS, SLES and artificial colours – and never tested on animals. The bottles are even biodegradable!
Behind the scenes, housekeeping are also using new cleaning products from InnuScience, which adhere to the world's strictest environmental standards. While still high performance, these products are much more planet conscious and not harmful to us.
Small changes like these make a huge difference.