The Langham, London celebrates gold for five years of sustainability

The Langham, London celebrated their Gold Certification in late 2014 after five years of benchmarking and certifying their environmental and social performance under the EarthCheck Standard.
The Langham, London celebrated their Gold Certification in late 2014 after five years of benchmarking and certifying their environmental and social performance under the EarthCheck Standard.

The Langham, London celebrated their Gold Certification in late 2014 after five years of benchmarking and certifying their environmental and social performance under the EarthCheck Standard.

Mr Stewart Moore, CEO and founder of EarthCheck, said that The Langham, London has a long standing commitment to sustainability, which is reflected in their continued dedication to the EarthCheck program.

Mr Moore said, “I would like to congratulate whole team at The Langham, London on their achievement. The hotel is a leading operator in the United Kingdom and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference.”

‘The Langham London, known as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe when it opened in 1865 will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and has continued its tradition as one of London’s most prestigious establishments with this achievement that marks them consistently superior to others in their sector in reduced resource consumption and increased community contribution. 

EarthCheck Certification provided The Langham, London with a framework for environmental and social sustainability. This included requirements specific to their management systems, such as quality, environment, occupational health and safety, risk management and corporate social reporting.

Paul Walters, General Manager of The Langham, London said that as a leading London luxury hotel, The Langham is committed to providing world class services while consuming minimal resources.

Mr. Walters noted, “The Langham, London embraces Langham Hotels & Resorts mission to be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable hotel groups in the world. We have undertaken many initiatives to improve our environmental and social performance. For instance, we support our local community by purchasing all perishable goods from local sellers. We also encourage our staff to participate in fundraising activities throughout the year, with a 100% participation rate.”

The Langham, London also ensures no hotel waste is sent to landfill. From 2008 to 2013, The Langham, London minimised enough waste to fill 53 standard shipping containers. 

Langham London EarthCheck Gold celebration

Keep up to date with news from EarthCheck:

EarthCheck Logo

of Country

There are more than 476 million Indigenous Peoples, found in all regions of the world, from the Arctic to the tropical forests. They make up more than 6 per cent of our global population.


In the spirit of reconciliation, EarthCheck acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout the world and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Indigenous Peoples today.


EarthCheck acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are guardians of the forests and biodiversity hotspots we all depend on. Research shows that lands managed by Indigenous Peoples, with secure rights, experience lower deforestation rates, store more carbon, hold more biodiversity, and benefit more people than other lands — including protected areas.


We recognise and support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration is a positive document that maps out a path for Indigenous Peoples to be free from discrimination and secure in their identities and life choices.

EarthCheck Logo

EarthCheck Certified: Aligned globally

EarthCheck science and products were developed by the Australian Government Sustainable Tourism Co-operative Research Centre (STCRC) over ten years. Our science is reviewed annually to ensure that it meets international standards relative to greenhouse gas protocols, responsible tourism, and certification.

EarthCheck products and services are built on the Agenda 21 principles for Sustainable Development endorsed by 182 Heads of State at the United Nations Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992 and aligned to the SDGs.

EarthCheck Certified provides a framework for organisations to achieve the desired outcomes for sustainable development as set out in the final report of the World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.

EarthCheck Certified complies with the Mohonk Agreement (2000), which outlines the guidelines and principles for an international sustainable tourism certification program. It is also a Recognised program of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).

EarthCheck Certified is a verification standard accepted by CDP. It is also an approved program of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), London & Partners, the Mexican Secretary of Tourism (SECTUR) and the City of Sydney.

EarthCheck Certified is an approved program for meeting the EU Energy Directive for the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle – BAFA) in Germany and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) in the Netherlands.

EarthCheck partners with international research organisations to maintain the currency of EarthCheck science and our benchmarking systems.

The EarthCheck brand signifies scientific excellence, better environmental, economic, and social performance, improved community interactions, and savings through more efficient use of resources. It provides recognition and promotional support to a global consumer market.