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.

Looking for inspiration?

Discover case studies from across the sector, showcasing the many ways in which hotels can give back more than they take.

Share your case studies with us!

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 press@sustainablehospitalityalliance.org and / or tagging @Net Positive Hospitality and @Sustainable Hospitality Alliance within LinkedIn posts relating to environmental sustainability or social responsibility.

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Test the outcomes of ESG solutions

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.

Visit the Pathway hub to choose your next focus area

Congratulations, you are now a Local Sourcing & SMEs leader!

Ready to take action in another area?

Once you have completed Local Sourcing & SMEs – 4 | Leading, head back to the Pathway hub to accelerate your progress across the other nine areas.