Ranmoor Estate is committed to sustainability and are proud to be working on the following green objectives.
Reduce our Negative Impact on the Environment
- Guest information on how to use public transport to get to site available on the website.
- Staff encouraged to car share – our housekeeping team now share one vehicle.
- Sustainable supply chain – orders placed monthly and selected to be delivered together to reduce packaging and the number of deliveries to the site.
- Outsource all our laundry to bulk providers.
- Rainwater harvesting to water the orchard.
- Our own sustainable borehole for private water supply.
- On site sewage treatment plant to reduce waste taken off site.
- Disposable barbeques and open fires banned on site.
- Use local suppliers and locally sourced products where possible.
- Email communications are only printed when necessary.
Nature & Biodiversity
- Sustainable garden practices – grass is mulched which not only feeds the lawn saving on feed, it also saves on skips.
- Tree planation – in 2 years we have planted more than 200 trees across the site, only trees that have died or cause a danger to health & safety are ever removed.
- Orchard – we have created our own fruit orchard for guests and wildlife to enjoy.
- Created wildflower beds around the site which are low maintenance and great for wildlife to enjoy. These flowers are vital sources of food, nectar and pollen for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hoverflies, and hummingbirds.
- We have created numerous bat roosts around the site and in roof voids working under the guidance of experts and Natural England.
- We have installed 12 bird boxes around the site 3 of which are classed as bird hotels!
Low Carbon Energy
- All lightbulbs across the site have been replace with low energy LED bulbs.
- 2 solar farms fitted to the site with a third in the planning stages.
- Electric hand power tools and some petrol tools replaced with rechargeable battery tools, which are charged from our onsite solar panels.
- Guests and staff encouraged to turn off lights when not in use. Reminders on all light’s switches.
- Our external electric is supplied via a 100% green energy supplier.
- Heating is minimised from spring to autumn.
- External lighting is controlled by light sensors where possible to ensure energy usage is efficient.
Waste Management & Recycling
- All guests encouraged to recycle their waste. Recycling information is available on our website, in property information folders and labelled on every bin on site.
- All waste is removed by Dorset Waste Services who are the largest rubbish and recycling collectors in Dorset, which allows us to provide reliable, regular and flexible waste and recycling collections.
- Scrap paper is reused where possible for note taking.
- Stationery items are reused wherever possible.
- Some boxes are not recycled and but kept reused for returning guests lost property.
- Shredded documents are recycled or used for packaging lost property to save on the purchasing of packaging materials.
- We have replaced 80% of the guests’ garden furniture with that made of 100% recycled plastic and we are on track to have the site completed by the end of 2024. This is maintenance free so will eliminate the need for painting/repairs and significantly reduce the replacements they are guaranteed for 25 years.
- All the bin bags, toilet rolls, and kitchen rolls supplied to site are made from sustainably sourced and/or recycled materials.
- We currently have 2 electric car charging points on site and plan to add further.
- Responsibly sourced bathroom amenities that are SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate), Paraben & Phthalate free and are not in any way tested on animals.
- Commitment to move to dispensed bathroom amenities by the end of 2023, eliminating single use products and bulk buying in recycled 5lite containers.
- We use sleeper walls for our landscaping projects as an alternative to bricks that are sourced sustainably and treated using non-toxic chemicals.
- We support local business and buy local wherever possible, including housekeeping, linen, electrical items, carpets, and garden furniture.
- Actively promote the local taxi firm as part of our commitment to community engagement and reducing our impact on the environment.
- All old and / or obsolete furniture is donated to local charity shops.
- Sponsor local clubs.
- Donate obsolete supplies to local groups.
- Any unclaimed lost property is donated to charity shops.
Any unclaimed money is donated to local charities