At Crowne Plaza Canberra, we are committed to sustainability.
Here's some of the initiatives we have in place to support the environment and the community.
Soap Aid: 'Hotel to Hands' Program
Soap Aid is a not-for-profit organisation committed to saving children’s lives through improved hygiene while positively impacting the environment. Through the 'Hotel to Hands' program, we supply used soap bars that are cleaned and reformed into new soap bars that are distributed to disadvantaged communities in Australia and overseas.
Since joining this program in September 2018, our hotel has donated approximately 102kg of soap bars, which has created around 2,550 soap bars.
Greener Stay Program
When you stay with us for more than one night, you can choose to take part in our Greener Stay program. By opting out of daily housekeeping, you will help us to reduce waste and conserve energy and water.
You'll find a Greener Stay door hanger in your room. Simply hang this outside your door by 2am and we'll know that you'd like to opt out of housekeeping services the next day.
Diversity and Inclusion
IHG is a global business with over 400,000 colleagues in over 100 countries. We value the diverse and inclusive culture of our hotels. At Crowne Plaza Canberra, our team includes people who represent multiple nationalities, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, backgrounds and beliefs.
IHG® Green EngageTM System
We know that sustainability is as important to you as it is to us. All IHG hotels use the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that enables us to measure and manage our impact on the environment. There are four levels of achievement in the Green Engage system. We are proud to be leading the way in environmental sustainability, with achievement at the highest level of the Green Engage system - Level 4.
Vinnies CDS Social Enterprise
Through the ACT Container Deposit Scheme, funds raised from the collection of eligible containers in the hotel are donated to the Vinnies CDS Social Enterprise program that employs long term unemployed people in the local community.
We are proud to be one of the first large businesses in Canberra to participate in this program, which supports both the community and the environment, by diverting containers for recycling that would otherwise end up in landfill.
True Hospitality for Good
In 2018, IHG created a new communities and charitable giving program, True Hospitality for Good, that provides each hotel with a greater say in how we support important causes around the world. Together, our aim is to work with IHG charity partners to help change lives for the better through building skills and education in hospitality, and supporting communities when disasters strike. At Crowne Plaza Canberra, we support True Hospitality for Good by holding regular employee charity drives to support local causes that are close to our hearts in the Canberra community.
Ronald McDonald House Canberra
Ronald McDonald House Canberra provides warm and supportive accommodation for families with seriously ill children who are undergoing medical care in Canberra.
We have provided support by fundraising to sponsor a week of accommodation for a family in need at Ronald McDonald House Canberra.
No More Plastic Straws
In alignment with IHG's pledge to remove plastic straws from all hotels by the end of 2019, we removed plastic straws from our restaurant and bar last year.
This is just one initiative in our ongoing efforts to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment.
Straws are available on request for people who require them.
Coming in 2021: No More Bathroom Miniatures
IHG is the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures. Our entire hotel estate of 5,600+ hotels and almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be completed during 2021.
As the world adjusts to new travel norms and expectations, we’re enhancing the experience for you.
When you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be ready to welcome you.