Sustainability Policy


Our team recognise that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations and to help secure the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry. It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates to do the same. 

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is committed to reducing its environmental impact through better efficiencies in the use of energy and the minimisation of waste, packaging and water usage.
To view our full Sustainability Policy, please see here.


The hotel has a waste diversion rate of 80% from landfill. Each guest bedroom has recycling cards and bins, that encourage and show guests how to recycle in their bedrooms. 
All plastic bottles used for hair and body products are recyclable and are refilled by our housekeeping department. 
Environmentally-friendly cards in our bedrooms give guests the option to re-use towels and bed linen by following simple steps. 
The hotel uses bio-degradable take away cups & straws which can be composted, while the lid can be recycled. 
Used kitchen oil is sent to a biodiesel plant for recycling and all packaging used to transport food produce is recycled by our suppliers and reused.

Energy Consumption

To date Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate has achieved an 8% reduction inelectrical consumption and a 7% reduction in gas consumption since 2022.

This has been achieved through surveying our electricalboards and installing 13 meters to selected boards. This allows us tocontinuously monitor electrical consumption and profile consumption on anhourly basis. We have also installed 2 meters on our gas and monitor in thesame way through our portal.

The hotel uses LED lightingthroughout the premises and uses sensor lighting, in meeting rooms, stairwellsand back of house.

We are investing our Capex budget in upgrades to old plantin the hotel with new energy efficient models. Examples include the upgrade ofour boilers to energy efficient condensing boilers, which is helping to drivedown energy and in particular our gas consumption.


We are also considering switching our kitchen to induction,replacement of all pumps with smaller Variable Speed Drive (VSD) energy efficienttype pumps and upgrading radiator valves to thermostatically controlled type inthe future to drive our electrical and gas consumption down further.


Awareness and education on energy savings remains front andcentral to all communication to staff. We educate our staff to reduce, reuseand recycle, building awareness in their roles and how they contribute to thereduction in usage in their departments.

Electric Car Chargers

EV Charging stations are available in the onsite car park provided by Easy Go. 

Installation of the EV charging stations aligns with our aim to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint, and we will add additional charging stations to the car park in 2024. 
To use the stations, simply download the app in the link above and sign up to Easy Go.


We have partnered with Green Tourism, a hospitality specialist environment accreditation partner. Green Tourism complete “Energy & Sustainability Audits” at all our hotels, with each hotel gaining accreditation as part of this process. These audits are helping us prioritise the areas we need to action, and gain accreditation. 
 If you have any queries on our Sustainability Policy at the hotel please contact us on 091 519 600 or email:

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