The Cottage in the Wood is a Michelin Star Restaurant with Rooms in the heart of Whinlatter Forest in the English Lake District. As well as holding the coveted Michelin star, the Cottage in the Wood is also an Editor’s Choice in the Good Hotel Guide. Being a sustainable restaurant is core to their business goals and the strategic plan for the business is built around the three themes of people, planet and profit. The Green Small Business process provided a mechanism for them to reflect on their impacts on the planet and identify areas for improvement.
Issues addressed in their Green Small Business action plan: carbon footprinting, renewable energy; transport emissions; food sourcing; company administration.
“Environmental responsibility has always been part of our ethos as a business and our strategic plan is built on the themes of people, planet and profit. The Green Small Business process provided us with a clear structure for identifying ways in which we can better manage our environmental impacts. The environmental policy and certification helps us to tell our story and convey our values and beliefs to our staff, customers and suppliers.”