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Green Tourism Resources in Lanarkshire

About the resources

Sustainability is no longer a 'nice-to-have' for businesses in the visitor economy. More than ever, customers and buyers favour businesses that can evidence sustainable, responsible standards and practices.

Here you'll find an exclusive suite of sustainability resources to give you the tools and templates to get you started on your sustainability journey - and advance your skills.

We've teamed up with sustainability experts Green Tourism to provide these best practice guides and templates on the sustainability topics that matter, on everything from waste management to marketing. So you can increase operational efficiences, reduce costs, attract customers, and future-proof your business against legislative changes.

Each resource is viewable online - and downloadable for your use.

If you are a tourism business operating in Lanarkshire, a range of business support is also available from North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council.

Green Tourism Articles

Awareness

Awareness

The first step to sustainability is awareness. In this guide, we look at six ways to increase awareness of the key sustainability issues affecting your business and provide six straightforward tips on how to get started on your green journey, from creating an action plan to sharing your achievements.

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Communication

Communication

If you’ve just started, or you’re well on your way on your sustainability journey, you should be evidencing your approach, your goals, and your purpose, to your customers and your peers. In this guide, we provide five ways to communicate your commitment, plus tips for effective communication.

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Food & Drink

Food & Drink

How do you raise your sustainable food and drink standards to benefit your business? If food and drink are part of your offering, adopting sustainable practices and standards can deliver economic advantages. This guide explores how you can raise your sustainable food and drink standards, focusing on five key areas.

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How to tell your Green Story

How to tell your Green Story

Storytelling is a powerful and persuasive way to bring your sustainability commitment and credentials to life while showcasing your business. In this guide, we share some quick tips on how to tell your sustainability story so it’s engaging and impactful, and so it appeals to and resonates with your audience.

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Procurement Guide and Checklist

Procurement Guide and Checklist

If your tourism business is genuinely committed to sustainability, it’s crucial to focus on procurement. In this guide, we outline the reasons why sustainable procurement is important, and how you can get started reviewing your procurement policy – along with a handy review checklist covering everything from produce to transport.

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Sustainable Policy Guide and Checklist

Sustainable Policy Guide and Checklist

Having a sustainability policy clearly defines your commitment to ethical and environmentally friendly practices. In this guide, we show you how to get started, advise what should go in a sustainability policy - and provide key statements that you should include in your policy.

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Travel

Travel

Embracing and promoting more sustainable ways to travel can drive bottom-line benefits. In this guide, we will explore the social, economic, and environmental benefits of sustainable travel and transport, and share some tips on how to transition to these sustainable alternatives.

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Waste

Waste

In this guide, we look at the operational, economic, and environmental benefits of better waste management for your business, from cost to compliance. Plus. offer some tips on how you can manage waste in ways that are better for people, places, and our planet.

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Sustainable Policy Template

Sustainable Policy Template

Have you got a sustainability policy? Here’s a standard template that you can adapt for your business, including a sustainability values statement.

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Supplier Screening Questionnaire

Supplier Screening Questionnaire

Upholding your sustainability practices does not stop with you. Here's a handy 7-point questionnaire for you to screen your suppliers to ensure that they’re up to your standards.

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