As a forward-thinking holiday and residential park operator we are working hard to reduce our impact on the environment both to help mitigate climate change but also to improve the local environment and economy around our parks.
Taking care of our natural capital and creating as sustainable a natural environment as possible on our parks, is key to the initiatives we have implemented already and those we have planned for the near future.
Wherever possible Haulfryn aims to Reduce; Reuse and Recycle.
We are working with our holiday homeowners, holidaymakers, suppliers and employees to explore all avenues which will contribute to the introduction of environmentally friendly alternatives and to change the way we think of and dispose of waste.
Haulfryn is working to become the sustainable UK holiday and park home operator.
We plan to reduce our general waste stream by 50% by 2021 (25% by Easter 2020), through improved recycling facilities and on-park education, as well as removing unnecessary single use items that we use in our processes. We are implementing more recycling bins around our parks, improving signage and installing recycling bins in our sublet and hire-fleet lodges by the end of June 2020. We aim to remove all disposable cups from our outlets by the end of 2020. Our menus are created to reduce the amount of food waste created in our outlets.
Taking care of our natural capital and creating as sustainable a natural environment as possible on our parks is our priority. We are working to reuse as many resources as possible, from wood to wastewater and energy. We are looking to replace any disposable items currently being used, where possible, with reusable items.
Where we cannot reduce or reuse, we are committed to recycling as much of the waste we produce as possible on and around park by implementing more recycling bins, improving signage and installing recycling bins in our sublet and hire-fleet lodges by the end of June 2020. We are working towards ensuring our waste service providers are being as transparent as possible and processing our waste in the most responsible way possible, with an aim to be ‘zero to landfill’ very soon.
We are working closely with our planning and renewable energy experts to find ways to power our park buildings and new developments using renewable sources of energy, as well as looking for ways to retro fit renewable energy to our existing lodges.
We are changing the way our business operates. A technical overhaul is taking place to reduce paper waste, reduce employee miles travelled, develop digital solutions to wasteful operational requirements, these are just a few among many efficiencies we will continue to implement over the coming years. We are training all our teams on how we can work together to improve Haulfryn’s impact on the environment and are recruiting Sustainability Champions within each park and department, to ensure strong communication and implementation of our aims, objectives and initiatives.
We have already planted over 29,637 trees, shrubs, plants and bulbs, 9.3 acres of wildflowers and grass land and 2659m of hedge line over the last 5 years, as well as creating bird and bat boxes and reptile and habitat piles. For any new development we consult ecologists and the Environment Agency to ensure minimal disruption to local wildlife, diminish light pollution and minimise the visual impact our parks have on the local habitat and are looking to embed our construction more naturally into the landscape.
Holiday home construction
We are working with our suppliers to create holiday homes designed with sustainability at the core of their development. Whether that be sourcing materials from sustainable sources, improving insulation, powering and heating homes renewably and considering the process of disposal at the end of the home’s life (even though we sell them on after we have no use for them, we still want to ensure that the products and services in our supply chain are considered from cradle to grave).
Haulfryn is committed to gain accreditation as a sustainable tourism destination.