Going Single-Use Plastic Free
SUP-FREE micro-certification and management system helps you to eliminate single-use plastic products from your hotel operations.
Created in response to increasing demand from accommodation providers who wanted to demonstrate their commitment to waste reduction by undergoing an external verification.
SUP-Free Certification is a third-party certification and management system to help you eliminate single-use plastic products from your hotel's operations.
To answer the needs of modern businesses, in addition to the certification, the team provides a set of support tools and access to a community of like-minded people to help you achieve results faster.
SUP-Free was created in response to increasing demand from accommodation providers who wanted to demonstrate their commitment to waste reduction by undergoing an external verification
3 Levels of Achievement
SUP-Free Customer Facing Areas
Properties achieve their first star when all consumer-facing single-use plastic products are eliminated
Achieving two stars means that there are no single-use plastic products in consumer-facing areas, back of house operations or any other area within your direct influence (e.g. staff canteens, offices, vehicles)
Achieving three stars means that the property is compliant with the expectations of Phases one and two, and additionally, the business influences its supply chain, local communities and guests.
How does it work?
Registration to SUP-Free is free of charge. Once your details have been validated, you will be able to access a range of educational materials that will help you to get started
Members are able to submit their completed checklist and any supporting documentation online. The SUP-Free team will respond within 30 days to request a time to conduct an online audit
In order to prepare for certification, you will be sent a checklist form to complete along with instructions about how to provide evidence your responses
Following the submission of your information, our team will respond within 30 days to request a time to conduct an online audit in order to verify your responses and clarify any outstanding questions. The timing for online audits will vary depending on the size of the premises, the quality of information previously submitted, and the additional information required. You should plan for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 4 hours
You will be informed of your results by email no later than 14 days after completion of the site visit or submission of additional evidence. Once SUP-FREE issatisfied that you have complied to the criteria, you will be notified of your SUP-Free Certification. Your Certification is valid for two years