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Sandman Hotel Group is dedicated to incorporating conservation and resource management into the execution of its daily operations. In support of this we have the following initiatives in place:


Our green team, made up of representatives from across the company, meets several times a year to discuss, implement and review various green initiatives.


We source our cleaning products from P&G Professional. Their concentrated formulas mean fewer deliveries, which in turn lessens our carbon footprint. P&G Professional is also now purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe.


In an effort to reduce water consumption and pollutants we do not refresh linens and towels daily unless requested. In addition, by partnering with P&G Professional, our on-premise laundry operations can reduce energy usage by 7% and reduce water usage by 40%. That’s the equivalent of 1 million water bottles per hotel, per year!


We recycle or compost as much as possible in an effort to minimize the amount of waste generated through our daily operations.


We invest in equipment that helps to reduce consumption of these resources but also provide training to staff on how to manage the use of these resources responsibly.


We communicate our initiatives to our guests, suppliers and employees in order to generate awareness but also to inspire participation. We invite you to support our environmental efforts by participating in our programs and also by providing us with your feedback. A list of our Green Key-certified properties may be found here.


A $2 Eco Fee will be added to each guest’s folio per night at participating Sandman locations across Canada. 100% of your $2 goes directly into a Sandman Hotel Group EcoFund, managed by GreenStep to fund and implement innovative carbon reduction opportunities and real change for our hotels, the environment, and the communities that we serve. This nominal contribution joins the tens of thousands of dollars that Sandman is continually investing in being a greener accommodation provider. We thank you for your support of the EcoFund Verified program.


We are ever conscious of the need to demonstrate a caring and sustainable attitude towards our environment. That’s why we’re also proud to take part in the British Columbia Hotel Association’s ‘Go Green’ Program, in partnership with GreenStep Solutions and Rethink2gether.

Go Green focuses include: 

  • Energy, waste, and water audits 
  • Carbon footprint measurement 
  • Investment in eco-certified products and services 
  • Management of food waste