Sustainability is a Journey, not a destination.
We believe that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. There is always room for improvement and new developments to ensure we are contributing to our sustainability goals.
The need for environmental protection forms an integral part of Astro Hospitality's business philosophy. The fact that our activities or those of our employees may have an effect on the environment is of great consequence to us. We, therefore, endeavor to operate in harmony with the environment along with helping NZ hotels and motels become more sustainable without compromising on their guest experience.
We have made it our responsibility to help NZ Hotels create Sustainable Guest experiences.
Leading the Dispenser Movement
Through our closed dispenser systems alone we have saved estimated 1,668,335+ bottles and tubes from hitting landfills!
The Hotel Weka
When we set out on our journey to stop plastic bottles and tubes from hotels going to landfills we wanted to ensure that we knew that the plastic was being made into something permanent and not a product that would end up back in the landfill.
We now have over 6000 guest rooms across the country recycling their individual bottles and tubes.
Combating Planned Obsolescence
Our Range of Appliances & equipment are designed and tested to be repairable. Our appliances' spare parts are available for 10 years. Quality products meant to work and be used for the long term. All JVD appliances are designed specifically for commercial use, saving thousands of appliances hitting landfill in New Zealand alone!
Transport and Distribution
To utilize and encourage our clients to reduce the frequency of ordering to reduce the carbon footprint in transportation and assist us in reducing paperwork, we will partner with the most efficient carriers to deliver our goods wherever possible.
To utilise raw materials and processes which make minimum demands on the environment and which produce minimum waste.
To reduce the demand on energy resources from our activities, our distribution center uses natural light reducing the need for using lighting.
We will actively look for and partner with suppliers that will improve our own and our client's environmental impact, being leaders in innovation with environmentally responsible products.
Employment & Training
To ensure that all employees are in a position to improve environmental performance by providing the appropriate information, training and consultation procedures.
To provide all the information necessary to enable products to be properly used, stored and disposed of so as to avoid damage to the environment.
As industry leaders, we asked ourselves what can we do to help hoteliers with their current environmental challenges?
We looked at everything in a guest room, to see how we could produce alternatives that are more environmentally responsible from Wallcoverings, Furniture, and right down to the finest details such as coat hangers, glassware, artwork to name a few.
Charities We Support
UpsideDowns education trust is a charity established in 2003 by parents of kids with Down syndrome. We provide funding for speech language therapy for kids with Down syndrome. For children with Down syndrome, learning to speak can be a real challenge. We support UpsideDowns through our 6 for good toilet paper range (coming soon)
Cure Kids funds vital medical research to help improve, extend and save the lives of Kiwi kids living with serious illnesses and conditions.
We support Cure Kids through our 6 for good toilet paper range (coming soon)
KidsCan feeds 34,000 Kiwi kids every day. But right now, thousands of others are missing out. Please help us with our mission to give kids living in poverty the basics so they can have a fair chance in life. We support Kids Can through our 6 for good toilet paper range (coming soon).
Heart Kids has been here for more than 30 years, walking alongside the families whose worlds have been turned upside down by the news of their child’s heart defect or by learning that their child has acquired childhood heart disease. We support Heart Kids through our 6 for good toilet paper range (coming soon)
Foster Hope believes that every child in care deserves to know that their community cares about them. We demonstrate this through providing children with a backpack to ease their way and symbolise community support for them and their carer’s. We support Foster Hope through our 6 for good toilet paper range (coming soon).
Big Buddy matches kind-hearted men with boys who do not have a father in their lives, so they can enjoy male friendship, guidance, someone to look up to and maybe even kick a ball round with. We support Big Buddy through our 6 for good toilet paper range (coming soon)
Auckland City Mission supports thousands of Aucklanders in crises each year. The Mission provides unique and specialised health and social services to marginalised Aucklanders. We support Auckland City Mission by donating obsolete toiletries and amenities.
New Zealand’s largest nation-wide organisation that supports and helps women and children experiencing family violence. Our vision is for all women and children in Aotearoa to live free from domestic and family violence. We support Women's Refuge by donating obsolete toiletries and amenities.
Soap Aid is a not for profit organisation recycling and sending critical soap to communities facing major hygiene challenges. Collecting used soaps from hotel rooms across Australia, North America & New Zealand. We support Soap Aid by assisting with the promotion of Soap Aid to hotels and organising collections from New Zealand Hotels