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HF Holidays proudly announces certification as a B Corporation

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Following a rigorous accreditation process, we are delighted that HF Holidays is now a certified B Corporation (or B Corp). This means we’re a business that has reached the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Simply put, we’re doing good for the planet and its people and will always strive to ensure our holidays have a positive impact on the places we travel to.   

Achieving a score of 84.9, we join a small number of UK travel and hospitality companies (just 4%) that have certified as B Corps. We are excited to be part of a growing community of over 8,000 businesses globally (over 2,000 of which are in the UK) that are reinventing business and helping build a better world. 

How does this benefit our members and guests?

We’re committed to making all aspects of our business a force for good; from ensuring our holidays have minimal carbon footprints to using renewable energy at our UK country houses. We continually strive to always do things better and have lots of exciting things in the pipeline that we can’t wait to share with you. 

What’s next in our drive for change?

We realise the importance of making more mindful choices when travelling and want you to know that we are committed to sustainability. We see it as our responsibility to minimise our carbon emissions further and have a strategy to reduce the carbon intensity of our products by 5% each year. Our ambition is to be net-zero by 2040, earlier if we can.

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Our sustainability steps so far

  • Working with carbon consultancy e-collective to measure our carbon footprint and to create a strategy to reduce the carbon intensity of our product by 5% each year   
  • Converted to using renewable energy in their country houses to support Scope 2 emissions, currently saving 113,000kg of CO2e each year  
  • Grown our range of Rail Adventures and transport by rail options for 2025  
  • Increased the use of local guides to reduce transport to overseas destinations 
  • Reduced brochure and direct mail by encouraging guests to view holidays online 
  • Removed single-use plastic in our UK country houses   
  • Installed electric car charging points at all UK country houses with car parks  
  • Committed to ensuring that all menus at the UK country houses are seasonal and focus on dishes made with fresh and high-quality ingredients which are either home-grown or sourced from the UK where possible

Our ongoing commitments

  • Continuing to reduce the carbon intensity of our product by 5% each year in order to become net zero by 2040, or earlier if possible  
  • Reducing waste and increasing recycling by 50% before 2025  
  • Working with suppliers who have a commitment to net zero in the sectors of food, beverage, linen and waste for the country houses   
  • Helping our members and guests to make more informed choices by including Co2e measurements on representative trips available online  
  • Retaining our B Corp status by continually striving to improve our social and environmental performance and being re-certified every three years  
  • Acquiring more accreditations from ethy - the sustainability specialists that use a verification system based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework