Friends of GSN can now access the
Sustainability Assessment Tool for Spas FREE
The SAT helps any Spa:
- Measure Progress
- Develop a Plan
- Take Action
The SAT supports Spas by providing:
- Awareness of the components that provide a more sustainable spa.
- Comprehensive measurement of their company’s sustainability across 14 categories.
- A custom Sustainability Status Report.
- Practical tools and ideas to delve further into possible areas of improvement, linking to a wide range of GSN’s resources and recommendations.
The first step of the SAT is a self-administered online questionnaire designed specifically for spas, which is meant to be completed in an average of about an hour. The tool lays out 14 different practice areas that are taken into consideration including: water management, energy use, waste reduction, laundry processes, and even leadership and community connection. Simple to answer questions address the intentions, plans and concrete actions taken to move a business along the sustainable continuum. Upon completion, the user is asked to submit their results electronically and then receives a Sustainability Status Report identifying the relative strength of the company’s sustainability practices and their areas for opportunity.
The second step of the SAT is for spas to review their individualized Sustainability Status Report and use the member login to access GSN’s Greening Toolkit that provides information, tools and concrete actions in each practice area to help green your spa.
Taking the SAT Supports a Sustainable Spa Industry
This tool is intended to support sustainability benchmarking for the industry. The collective data gathered will enable GSN to access valuable insights into greening progress across spa industry.
“We encourage each of our members to set aside the time to complete this questionnaire in order to receive valuable input regarding their company’s commitment to provide a sustainable business model,” says GSN Board Member, Gaye Steinke, who is also the General Manager of the Allegria Spa at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and the Spa Anjali at Westin Riverfront.
“We were delighted to hear industry members say that in the process of simply filing out the questionnaire, they learned about simple steps they could take to focus more on green in their spa,” explains Suzanne Chavez, GSN Board Member, Spa Director at the Spa at Loretto and Head of the Destination Hotels & Resorts Green Team.
The Sustainability Assessment Tool was made possible with the generous support of Chado-En Tea Docents.