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Green Business at Assembly Rooms

 Green credentials Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

The Green Tourism Gold Award

In 2017, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh was presented the Gold Green Tourism award by a qualified assessor for the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Praised for our continued commitment to the sustainability agenda. 

Andrea Nicholas, Managing Director of Green Tourism, said: “We are working closely with companies across the UK, helping them take direct action to address their environmental impact. The Green Tourism programme provides an exciting opportunity to assess and reward an organisation’s efforts, and we’re pleased to support Assembly Rooms and its achievements.

“By allowing the historic venue to showcase these practices in a credible way with the display of a GOLD Green Tourism Award, we hope this will inspire others to accept their environmental responsibilities and play a part in developing Scotland as a sustainable tourism destination.


Sustainability Vision

At Assembly Rooms Edinburgh and Church Hill Theatre we strive to be a leader in sustainability, caring for our employees and customers, seeking to enrich the quality of life for the wider community and serve as good stewards of society and the environment.


  • Engage staff and clients in ongoing dialogue, inquiry, and discovery of more sustainable practices through research and good operating practices. Empower employees with awareness in sustainability issues and a capacity to contribute to the construction of sustainability.

  • Integrate sustainable practices into all aspects of business operations, focusing both on the current and future implications minimising our ecological footprint and contributing to the goal of climate neutrality.

  • Ensure that staff involved in the procurement of goods and services have the necessary guidance and training to allow them to consider the inclusion of sustainability criteria.

  • Assist and encourage suppliers to operate more sustainably through effective supplier engagement.

  • Participate in green initiatives and activities including Green Tourism Business Scheme that educate our staff and community and indicate our sustainable practices.

  • Embrace health, diversity, tolerance, and human rights as principles by which policy and process are designed.


Core Sustainability Values

Focused on our role in the community, instilling the knowledge and values of sustainability.


  • Understand that decisions throughout the business have sustainability implications, which must be considered and addressed.

  • Continually educate ourselves on the principles and possibilities of sustainability and willing to pursue innovative solutions.

  • Committed to transparent reporting of our sustainability goals, initiatives and progress.

  • Respect the planet's natural environment.

You can read our sustainability vision here.


Resource Efficiency Pledge

Assembly Rooms pledges with Zero Waste Scotland - in this video our Bar Manager talks about our pledges to waste management and our environmental policy.

The Resource Efficiency Pledge in the events sector: EventScotland and Assembly Rooms from Zero Waste Scotland on Vimeo.


Green Events Policy

We consider sustainability and environmental impact with all events coming to the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh and Church Hill Theatre and look at each element which contributes towards this. You can read more here on our pdf Green Event Policy (120 KB) .

Please read our responsible pdf visitor charter (93 KB) here


Green Buildings

Within the buildings themselves we have very advanced building managment systems to monitor heat, light, waste and more details are available  pdf here (64 KB)  on our pdf carbon reports (64 KB) .



We reply on our clients and users of the facility to feedback on our environmental policies and green sustainability. We follow up with all cliens and within our survey include asking "how green did you find the venue?". If you have any feedback you would like to email to us, we would be keen to hear from you This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..