In 2023 we are working to establish Sea Containers London as a fully sustainable building. We are implementing full utility and social value reporting in partnership with Sea Containers House and have reduced our carbon output by 25%, through recommendations made in an extensive energy audit with Energy Assist in 2019 for our hotel property.
Doing well by doing good
Sea Containers House utilises 100% renewable electricity (certified) through Good Energy and 5% of this is produced by solar panels on property. By 2023, our full property will be LED, and we are continuing to drive sustainable improvements through our Capital Expenditure program each year. We are also an official member of the Heart of the City program and are committed to doing well by doing good.
Sea Containers London is fully certified by BREEAM with a Very Good rating and has an EPC certificate rating of 28 (B-energy rating). The full property, including all our back of house spaces, is certified through Access Able and won the Blue Badge Award for the most accessible hotel property in Europe in 2019.
As a community centric property, we have committed to reducing our carbon emissions by 66% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 across our business and are working with our teams, partners, and guests to meet the challenges ahead.
While we commit to all 17 UNSDGs, Lore Group have chosen to champion specific goals to support the value proposition of our strategy:
Good health and well-being
Decent work and economic growth
Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production
Our ESG strategy is compliant with all United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Sea Containers London partners with Clifton Healthcare, a health and safety provider that adhering to guidelines in ISO31000 for Risk Management; ISO22000 for Food Health and Safety and ISO 45000 for Occupational Health and Safety.
Guest Experience Responsible Business Initiatives
Electricity consumption is fully renewable
Digital Check-in/out automations
Recyclable waste solution including paper, glass, hardware, batteries, toners, food waste and cardboard
LED lighting throughout guest facing areas
Energy and water management in-room system control
Earth card linen cleaning options
Amenities single-use plastic-free
Press Reader digital reading materials (App)
Green cleaning solution (Innuscience)
Sea Containers London is committed to being an anchor within the community and has a formalised and active charity calendar with our charity partners, this comprises everything we do with our guests and team through annual programming.
We specifically work with charitable organisations within our neighbourhood and focus on initiatives that will in turn provide wellbeing support for our team.
Environmental covers all responsible business actions specifically related to environmental sustainability including how we purchase, manage, track, and recycle all our consumption from food to energy.
Social covers all our commitments to our team, guests, and community.
Governance is for how we bring this all together and ensure we formalise, track, train, communicate and improve all that we are doing so we can truly demonstrate our commitments.
We are honoured to be working with Dr Sukh and his Waiting Room Project, hosting his extraordinary interviews and guests. The interviews are an amazing collection of humans, from celebrity names to people with no public profile, that have shared their incredible personal stories of survival, heartbreak, challenges, and triumph. Covering topic such as childhood bullying, depression and mental health, sexual abuse and recovery from illness such as cancer, these stories are relatable, sometimes uncomfortable and unforgettable.