Leading Aparthotel group, Native, eco-friendly commitment is paying off as the sustainable hotel has been awarded double gold from Greengage’s ECOsmart programme. 

The awards follow a recent green commitment by the stylish aparthotel as they embrace a road to recovery that targets sustainable travellers and an eco-friendly approach to operations. 

Greengage’s innovative accreditation recognised Native for embracing environmental sustainability excellence at both their Scottish properties located in Glasgow and Edinburgh, receiving an ECOsmart Gold Award for 2021/2022. 

ECOsmart is an industry standard accreditation, awarded to hotels and meeting venues that can demonstrate an eco-friendly service approach in five key areas: energy and water conservation, waste management and recycling, rooms and facilities, food and beverage, and corporate and social responsibility. 

Native who already operate a ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle’ policy and zero waste on single-use plastic welcome the gold standard recognition and the ‘green bill of health’ for their sustainable drive. 

The hotel group was recognised in particular for turning their food waste into biofuel, offering 100% compostable bin bags and offering fully biodegradable, organic coffee pods from The Eden Project from their Edinburgh property.   

Meanwhile, in Glasgow, they were applauded for eliminating almost 30,000 plastic bottles through their partnership with local independents Mossgiel Milk and ethically sourced Glasgow coffee roaster - Dear Green, to offer the perfect cup of coffee in the morning through sustainable practices. There is zero waste with the milk production as the organic milk is supplied and refilled on-site using innovative reuse and recycle method, reducing landfill and cutting the hotel’s single-use plastic use down by 100%. 

Native believes that by choosing sustainable accommodation you can, amongst other things, cut down your own carbon footprint without compromising on a comfortable and stylish stay. They welcomed the awards ahead of COP26 in Scotland.

Speaking about the award, Gary White, Scotland regional manager at Native aparthotels, said:“We are committed to our drive for sustainability at our properties here in Scotland. It’s an incredible team effort and we’re really proud to have been recognised in our bid to lower our carbon footprint. 

“At both our properties here in Scotland, we are very eco-conscious and ambitious in our plans to deliver eco-friendly yet stylish accommodation for our guests.”

Andrew Perolls, CEO of Greengage Travel & Event Solutions, said: “Native is leading the way with sustainability in Scotland. It’s our pleasure to reward their imaginative approach to maximising the sustainability of their properties with the gold level ECOsmart recognition.”

For more information on Native Glasgow please visit their website