Sustainability is the conscious and proactive use of methods that meet the needs of the present while positively contributing to the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
GSN approaches sustainability in a broad manner with the intention to encourage increased awareness and actions in response to the global imperative for earth-friendly living. Our goal is to encourage actionable decisions that positively impact people and planet.
Our mission is to promote the vital connections between personal well-being, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet. We recognize that consciously and continuously managing our social and environmental relationships is key to success. We support and encourage any action that results in a positive impact on long-term vitality.
In the spirit of positive reinforcement, we support continual improvement through applying existing and emerging developments in sustainable principles, practices, and technologies. We recognize that striving to adopt best practices may require intermediary solutions as necessary steps on the path to a sustainable future. We support transparency by focusing on efforts that are reliable, replicable, and provide measurable outcomes.
We recognize that spas provide an important link between the social and environmental efforts of sustainability. The spa industry’s focus on personal well-being supports lasting vitality for people and planet. We believe that personal awakening is key to inspiring actions that support a sustainable future.
We offer our members the opportunity to align with our values and declare their personal commitment by signing our pledge.
The Green Spa Network and our members are committed to promoting the vital connections between personal well-being, economic sustainability and the health of our planet. We recognize that consciously and continuously managing our environmental and social relationships is key to our success.
We understand that greening principles, products and technologies are continually evolving. We intend to respond to these developments and apply “best practices” that have a positive impact on our employees, customers and our local and global community.
- Provide and promote products, services and business practices that do not harm people, planet or prosperity.
- Engage in and inspire actions that result in a positive impact on personal and planetary vitality.
- Share our efforts with our local and global communities to raise their awareness of the connections between personal and planetary vitality.
To accomplish these, we will:
- Apply conservation practices to our use of water, energy and other resources.
- Adopt responsible reuse, recycling, and waste management and disposal practices.
- Reduce the use and promotion of products that contain hazardous substances.
- Source materials and supplies from companies that conduct their operations in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
- Make these objectives an integral part of our business planning and decision making.
- Commit to continual improvement and revision based on evolving sustainable values and practices and our ability to implement better solutions.