Sustainability is at the heart of New Lanark Mill Hotel. As part of our commitment to sustainable practices and green issues we are assessed under the Green Tourism Business Scheme, the leading environmental tourism certification scheme in the UK. This scheme assesses members against a rigorous set of criteria awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze awards as appropriate. The assessment focuses on a range of areas including waste management, energy usage, biodiversity, social involvement and communication, and natural and cultural heritage. We undertake sustainable practices where possible across all activities in order to ensure continued enjoyment of the Scottish environment for future generations, and are pleased that our commitment has been recognised with the New Lanark Mill Hotel holding Gold Awards.
Accommodation providers play an important role in the tourism and travel industry, which contributes to the economic development of local communities. At New Lanark Mill Hotel we realise that we are part of a complex network of co-dependence where we cannot thrive without the help of the community and the surrounding environment. An industry, which, grows without regard for the community and natural environment risks destroying the vital resources, it depends upon.
Through our Environmental Policy , Responsible Guest Charter and Management Plan, we intend to educate and facilitate our employees to make a conscious decision to reduce negative environmental impacts in the work place and inform visitors about how they too can participate. We also encourage visitors to use public transport where possible. Directions to New Lanark are available here or by visiting TravellineScotland
New Lanark Trust, which owns New Lanark Mill Hotel, works in partnership with the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) as part of the New Lanark World Heritage Site Management Plan. Operated by the SWT the Falls of Clyde National Nature Reserve covers 59 hectares, comprising areas of ancient woodland along both sides of the gorge of the River Clyde. Futher information regarding the reserve, is available from Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde Reserve.