A hotel in Clydebank’s hospital has moved one step closer to becoming the most sustainable conference venue in Scotland after receiving the prestigious ECOsmart Gold accreditation.

The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel has become one of only two Scottish venues awarded the Gold accreditation after successfully showcasing their dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

The four-star venue was commended for its responsible business practices, innovative sustainability solutions and ethical values as well as its commitment to building a greener future in line with the Scottish Government’s target to become net zero by 2045.

With a history of providing its delegates and guests with sustainable options, including paperless meetings and hybrid events, the hotel is well known for its commitment to social responsibility.

And Commercial and Logistics Director Denis Flanagan believes it is a big step forward for the hotel.

He said: “Receiving the ECOsmart Gold award is a milestone on our journey to adopting eco-friendly practices across all aspects of our operations.

“We strive to lead by example, from conserving water resources, using innovative technology solutions, sourcing sustainable materials and supporting local businesses.

“Our ECOsmart accreditation demonstrates our commitment to sustainability to our staff, guests and delegates and guarantees we are on the right path to shaping a greener world.”

ECOSmart Gold is the latest recognition of the hotel’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.

They also hold Visit Scotland Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold, the International Association of Conference Centres GreenStar Scheme and the Venues of Excellence Committed to Sustainability Awards.

Louise Boyse, Commercial and Business Development Director at Greengage said: “The Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel is a worthy recipient of the ECOSmart Gold accreditation with impressive initiatives such as the tree planting and reducing water usage.

“It’s heartening to see how the team has fully embraced environmental sustainability and educated staff on how to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.”