By the end of this stage you will have achieved the following outcomes from the Pathway Framework:
Contributing to community resilience through local supply chain initiatives.
Where appropriate, the organisation provides advice and support to local goods and service providers with whom it engages, on the quality and sustainability of their goods and services.
Collaborative partnerships to support development of local SMEs are pursued and implemented.
Local SMEs in value chain are supported to have increased resilience to climate change and other shocks.
Targets for local sourcing of goods and services are regularly reviewed.
Net Positive Hospitality in practice
There is no one-size-fits-all vision for what Net Positive looks like for the industry. Nor is there a limit to how ‘Net Positive’ a company can become. Therefore, this fourth stage is no longer a case of completing steps, and is, instead, a continuous process of expanding and deepening your company’s positive impact on people, communities, destinations and the planet.
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Discover case studies from across the sector, showcasing the many ways in which hotels can give back more than they take.
“After taking part in the training programme, I noticed a drastic development in myself. I learned that I have a ‘never give up’ attitude and am very capable of tending to guests needs, even during the busiest times.”
“My husband and I both went to the training programs. Our entire family got involved in growing vegetables and working in the pond. Our lives have transformed so much. I can even buy chocolates for my grandchildren!”
“I enjoyed the classroom training a lot. I learned with enthusiasm and actively participated in all practical sessions. I enjoyed being in a team and making new friends. It was great to work in a hotel with different people.”
“The Alliance’s training program has helped me to be a courageous and independent individual. I have a strong feeling that the things that I have learned in this training will help me to work towards building my career.”
“This programme has made a huge difference in my life, it has helped me to grow… I feel more positive and confident about myself. I am thankful for this new job in housekeeping which will give me work experience and financially support me especially during this pandemic.”
“I was very happy with the new opportunity and was given a chance to train and improve my computer and communication skills. I always wanted to work in a front office department at a hotel and this training has helped me improve my skills.”
As hospitality companies progress towards Net Positive Hospitality, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance is keen to share good news and best practice from across the industry. Our Net Positive case studies are shared across our website and LinkedIn, acting as a positive space to celebrate these actions, achievements, and commitments.
We invite hotels to get involved by sending case studies to firstname.lastname@example.org and / or tagging @Net Positive Hospitality and @Sustainable Hospitality Alliance within LinkedIn posts relating to environmental sustainability or social responsibility.
The Net Positive Hospitality Simulation brings the Pathway to life, helping users understand the impacts of their decisions, test sustainability actions and create a tailored sustainability action plan.
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