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35 Broadway North, Stratford 4332, Taranaki - Phone +64 6 765 4496 - Email
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Responsible Tourism

Amity Court Motel is committed to be a leader in responsible and sustainable tourism. To achieve this we will continually review and adapt our internal and external practices to minimise any impact we have on the environment.

In September 2015, we launched our five year targets, 2015 – 2020. These targets signal our commitment to doing business responsibly and to creating shared value for Amity Court, the environment and our community.

Sustainability milestone Target Target Date
Reduce water use per occupied room (from 2015 baseline) 4% reduction 2018
Reduce electricity use per occupied room (from 2016 baseline) 12% reduction 2018
Integrate criteria into the selection and evaluation process for all preferred suppliers 80% of hotel consumables are environmental friendly 2020
Increase percentage of total waste going towards our recycling programs 40% of total waste 2018



  1. Amity Court manages their environmental performance by monitoring the electric, gas and water usage information on a monthly and annual basis.
  2. Amity Court’s environmental efforts are visibly communicated to the guests, staff, shareholders, vendors, and to the public.


  1. Recycling wheelie bins clearly marked for general rubbish, cans and mixed recycling.
  2. Recycling bins are located in the following areas: office/administrative area, lobby/registration, and guest rooms.
  3. Do not deliver newspapers to each occupied room unless requested. Have the newspapers located in the lobby and available to whomever.
  4. Make two-sided printing and copying standard practice in your business.
  5. Keep a stack of previously used paper near printers; use it for drafts, scratch paper or internal memos.
  6. Reduce paper bills by calling supplier and asking for them to be sent electronically.
  7. Use electronic files rather than paper ones.
  8. Select products shipped with less packaging and/or easily recyclable packaging.
  9. Switch to bulk-dispensed amenities.
  10. Donate used amenity bottles and containers to charity or local shelters.
  11. Offer optional linen and towel reuse programs to multiple night guests.
  12. Donate non-perishable foods to shelters and other charitable organizations.


  1. Installation of timer outdoor lighting system around property.
  2. Use energy-efficient light bulbs (LEDs)
  3. Install energy efficient equipment where possible.
  4. Perform regular maintenance on air conditioning equipment.
  5. Installation of energy efficient, double-glazed windows and use natural light from the sun to reduce energy consumption throughout the day.
  6. Key card power system to ensure all appliances minus fridge and alarm clock are switched off when the rooms is not being occupied.


  1. Installation of timer outdoor lighting system around property.
  2. Clean light fixtures regularly for optimal light output.
  3. Use only natural lighting during daytime hours.
  4. Use energy-efficient light bulbs (LEDs)


  1. Install dual flush toilets throughout the property.
  2. Install low-flow shower heads. Flow rates shall not exceed 2.2 gpm
  3. Post signs in restrooms, and guest bathroom areas encouraging water conservation.
  4. Implement an optional linen and towel reuse program for guests.
  5. Regularly check for leaks and repairs.
  6. Clothes washers, dryers and dishwashers are filled to recommend capacity for each cycle.
  7. Use the coolest water temperature for washers, dryers and dishwashers.


  1. Do not implement an irrigation system on the property.
  2. Landscape with drought resistant plants.
  3. Landscape your property with trees and plants that tolerate the climate, soil and water availability.
  4. Specify that sidewalks, drives, and parking lots are swept rather than watered.
  5. Use organic fertilizers and soil amendments.


  1. Use organic insecticides and biocides.
  2. Use organic cleaners in drains to eliminate the grease and grime that some flies and insects use as a food source and breeding area.
  3. Pick weeds by hand rather than using herbicides (weed killers) where possible.
  4. Use traps, containerized baits, gels and/or barriers for ants and cockroaches.


  1. Store all chemical products in their original containers with tight fitting lids. Store in a secure location away from ignition sources and food storage areas.
  2. Use the least toxic cleaning products and substances as possible.


  1. Create an environmental purchasing policy; train staff on the environmental purchasing policy and procedures.
  2. Purchase recycled content products, such as post-it notes, paper towels, remanufactured toner cartridges, carpet and construction materials.
  3. Purchase Energy Star appliances wherever possible.
  4. Inform your vendors/suppliers that you prefer eco-friendly products.
  5. Preferences are given to environmentally responsible suppliers.
  6. Purchase supplies, products, and condiments in bulk.
  7. Purchase local, organic, and environmentally-friendly food from vendors where possible.
  8. Purchasing Bio-degradable bin liners.

Amity Court Motel Stratford

35 Broadway North, Stratford 4332, Taranaki
Phone: +64 6 765 4496 / Fax: +64 6 765 4396
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