Environmental Management Policy

The Staff and Management of Hotel Doolin are committed to our Green Hospitality Programme. Our three P’s are People, Planet and Profit and our aims are to Reduce, Re-use & Recycle! Hotel Doolin is committed to sustainability in every facet of the business.

This program aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the hotel by reducing waste, water, and energy use throughout the hotel. In our first year we received the Silver and Platinum awards in just a few years and in 2019 we became Ireland's first carbon-neutral hotel, an award that only a handful of other hotels in Ireland have!

Hotel Doolin has the Green Awards for nine consecutive years, again in 2024 we won the Best Medium-Sized Organisation and The Tourism & Entertainment Award, in previous years we won Ireland's Greenest Hotel, Green Manager of the Year, and Best Sustainability Team of the Year. The Green Awards is the leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership, and innovation in best green practices in Ireland.

All of our staff and management have a role to play in our program from Jamie in the kitchen, who oversees waste management in this area to Suphoj in the garden who makes it possible for us to grow our own deliciously fresh vegetables and herbs in the polytunnel. Our staff are introduced to the program from induction, they are encouraged to give feedback at green meetings and help make improvements to reduce our carbon footprint.

There have been many changes to the Hotel since we implemented our Green Program including:

Green Initiatives 


Water Efficiency

Minimising Traffic/use of vehicle


In 2019, Hotel Doolin achieved the milestone of becoming Ireland's first carbon-neutral business, and we persist in maintaining our position as Ireland's greenest business.


Food Waste was reduced by 9.1% per cover.

Mixed Waste was reduced by over 30% per cover.

Water reductions of 5.4% per cover.

Energy reductions of over 30%.


Since implementing the CSR team in 2017 we have fundraiser over €75,000. In 2023 we raised over €2000 for various charities.

Environmental Management Policy 

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