SITU Partners with Greengage Solutions!

SITU’s supply chain covers over 500 locations worldwide and it expands every day. However, with that growth comes the challenge of ensuring the highest possible quality of service. We also ensure that our supply chain partners share the same values and standards of services as we do. With this in mind Seth Hanson, the Head of Supply Chain at SITU, launched a new partnership program to enhance our supplier’s credibility.

SITU partners with third-party accreditation and certification providers and we actively encourage our suppliers to go through the accreditation process. This can help to increase their credibility with our bookers and clients.

“Over the years SITU has forged many strong relationships in the serviced accommodation industry and is proud to highlight some of these companies.  We feel that partnering with 3rd party firms in this manner promotes our commitment to professional business practices and creates a more transparent and fair assessment. So whether it be an appraisal on an operators property, sustainability program or certification of validity, these leaders in their relevant fields will offer more credibility and result in a stronger appeal to our clients.” – Seth Hanson

We launch the SITU Accreditation page by introducing our partnership with Greengage Solutions.

Greengage Solutions is a company that will support you to demonstrate a practical commitment to environmental sustainability. A process of validation and, where applicable, improvement leads to accreditation. Greengage ECOsmart is an industry accreditation standard, awarded to accommodation providers who have implemented an eco-friendly approach.

We interviewed Louise Boyse, Greengage’s Commercial and Business Development Director, to gain a further understanding of the work they do. We also ask what partnering with SITU means to them!

Tell me about your company

Our world is precious, yet we’re seeing rising temperatures and the planet struggling to cope, all due to human activities. Greengage is working hard to make a difference in the accommodation sector supporting businesses to be more sustainable.

A Greengage survey revealed 81% of companies claimed that sustainability will be very important in their 2021 business planning. They’re making greener business choices – and that includes decisions on where to stay.

Specialists in environmental sustainability, Greengage provides independent advice and support to the accommodation, travel and events sector. Our vision is to help organisations on a pathway to commercial success by helping the planet.

Central to this is the ECOsmart accreditation programme, which helps accommodation providers to identify any gaps in their sustainable approach with guidance on how to be greener. Eco-friendly properties receive the ECOsmart stamp of sustainability approval.

Greengage is one of the fastest-growing companies in the sustainability support sector, but never deviates from its values: acting in an environmentally responsible way and encouraging others to do the same; working with like-minded partners who see the value in acting sustainably; taking the complexity of sustainability and finding simple, practical solutions for our partners. Finally, loving what we do in a way that rubs off on all who we come in contact with.

Why should we recommend suppliers to go through the Greengage partnership/accreditation process?

Greengage will support you if you wish to demonstrate a practical commitment to environmental sustainability. A process of validation and, where applicable, improvement leads to accreditation.

ECOsmart is an industry accreditation standard, awarded to accommodation providers who have implemented an eco-friendly approach. It provides a competitive edge for you, with bookers appreciating independent verification that they are booking green-focussed serviced accommodation.

Greengage operates its audit process within the framework of The United Nations Sustainable Development goals. Our accreditation is based on UN indicators and criteria as well as those of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and ISO 14001.

Tell us what the partnership with SITU means to you

“Greengage is thrilled to be partnering with SITU, a business renowned for a high-quality product backed up by excellent technology and great personal service. The global breadth of accommodation is truly impressive and we love SITU’s commitment to embracing sustainability, which matches our own”.

To find out more about the Greengage accreditation programme or why SITU has decided to partner up with them, follow the link!