Sustainability Policy - Lythe Hill

Sustainability Policy

The Commitment

Lythe Hill is committed to increasing the environment sustainability of its current operations. This involves integrating sustainable measures into its business model and future developments. We are committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy place for our employees and guests, and minimises our potential impact on the environment. We will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation.

We will pledge to:

Work with, and comply with all Environment Agency legislation and to act on findings to ensure that we reduce our carbon footprint.

Strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimise the impact to the environment and nature by constantly reviewing our environmental policy.

Promote the use of British and local suppliers, producers and manufacturers where possible.

Food and Beverage:

Commitment to minimising food waste, and recycling our food waste wherever possible.

Employees, clients, customers:

Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner with a firm commitment to train, educate and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work.

Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making activities. Communicate our environmental commitment to employees, clients, customers, members and the public and encourage them to support.


Purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly, with particular emphasis on ensuring we purchase only renewable energy supplies and environmentally responsible suppliers. All new building projects to try and incorporate the latest environmental best practice from a buildings and plant and machinery perspective. Reduce waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or refurbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable. Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our hotel including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable. Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of.

The Spa

We are committed to using brands who have a commitment to nature with and ethical approach.

DECLÉOR commitment:

Our Commitment to nature DECLÉOR follows an ethical approach Consideration of industrial and environmental constraints Support for traditional production channels for our ingredients (Rosewood, Argan oil) Ingredients selected with the greatest consideration for others and the environment. No animal testing DECLÉOR gives priority to raw materials No animal extracts
Reduced use of silicones Reduced use of synthetic colourants. Minimal use of ethanol – used only when it is really necessary and in much lower concentrations than the authorized amount.
DECLÉOR uses the minimum amount of preservatives. We only use preservatives authorized worldwide and that are known to be secure for the skin Minimal use of Parabens and Phenoxyethanol (we use considerably less than the maximum authorized quantity) thanks to the use of high quality natural ingredients such as Essential Oils which aid in preservation of products).

Thalgo commitment to Nature:

Our vocation, THALGO was born from the Oceans and has always been committed to protecting the environment and the seabed. We ensure that we harvest our algae responsibly (control of the reproductive cycles, satellite surveillance), to preserve the immense reservoir of life represented by the Oceans. We strive to minimise our ecological footprint, thanks to our eco-design policy (choice of materials with the least environmental impact), an Ecocert-certified production site, photovoltaic cells and our own wastewater treatment plant. We have drawn up a Beauty Pact, which guarantees the safety and harmlessness of THALGO formulas, for safe beauty that is kind to skin and the environment: our formulas do not contain parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, GMOs or ingredients of animal origin*.

Our Commitment to Nature is also supported by Aurore Asso, a French free-diving champion and maker of marine documentaries that raise our awareness of the fragility and the vital importance of marine ecosystems. Last but not least, our commitment is also Socially responsible. THALGO is committed to socially responsible beauty: helping to make sick children and teenagers’ dreams come true through our regular support for the Petits Princes Association, enhancing the beauty of women reintegrating into society, supporting the fight against cancer, and training blind or visually impaired pupils in beauty professions thanks to the method developed in the THALGO school are just some of the missions carried out by the THALGO teams.

* Except beeswax and collagen

Slippers, robes and supplies:

Our suppler has pledged to remove all individual plastic wrap from our slippers and flip flops to help save 24 tonnes of plastic waste. We will also be introducing reusable cotton bags which will retail. The cotton bags are also carbon neutral. Do your bit to make your visit green The best option to avoid the problem of single use waste is to bring a reusable bottle. Bring you our footwear this will help us reduce the amount for slipper guest to not wish to take home and have to be disposed of. If you make a purchase in the spa consider popping the item into your gym bag or buy one of our reusable cotton bags. If you have any suggestions on how to further reduce plastic use in the spa please open a positive discussion with us, we would love to hear your ideas.

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