• Sustainable Accommodation, Sidama

Sustainable Accommodation Requirement

Our company is committed to promoting sustainable accommodation.
The main purpose we require the practice of sustainable accommodation is to minimize environmental impact through green best practices in maintenance, services, logistics, products, and supplies. The core elements of sustainability revolve around reducing waste, saving energy, and cutting down on water usage.

Hence, we anticipate the accommodation establishments to practice/follow some (if not all) of the following measurable sustainable practices:


  • Implementing renewable energy programs (i.e., solar and wind power)
  • Installing energy-efficient appliances and equipment
  • Controlling guestroom energy consumption by using digital thermostats
  • Use of energy star-qualified products
  • Installation of motion sensors that automatically turn lights off in low-traffic areas
  • Installation of reflective glass or triple-glazed windows
  • Using energy-efficient light bulbs (LED)
  • Depending on daylight rather than artificial light when cleaning vacant dirty rooms


  • Installing water-efficient devices and appliances (e.g., using low-flow toilets and showerheads and installing infrared-activated faucets)
  • Implementing towel/bed linen reuse programs
  • Fixing leaks in toilets and baths regularly
  • Watering grass and plants early in the morning and late at night to limit evaporation
  • Recycling the grey water (water from washing vegetables and fruits) for grass irrigation and monitoring the water consumption in each department to track usage


  • Separating hotel wastes by using clearly labeled containers and colored bins for collecting recyclables
  • Purchasing products containing recycled content
  • Collecting organic kitchen wastes separately for soil composting
  • Purchasing food items and cleaning chemicals in bulk
  • Adopting a donation program (donating food leftovers and linens to charity)
  • Grinding the remaining guest soaps to use as laundry detergent


  • Respect human right
  • Treating Labour fairly
  • Stand against child labor
  • Condemn sexual exploitation
  • Rejecting corruption/ bribery
  • Paying fair wage for living
  • Caring for their living conditions, health, safety, and wellness
  • Treating all employees equally regardless of their age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, ideology, religion, etc
  • Allowing fair work-life balance
  • Support capacity building, empowerment, community engagement, philanthropy, volunteerism
  • Protecting the biodiversity
  • Protecting cultural norms and values from negative influence
  • Participating in the conservation of heritages

Since, we follow a long-term strategy, additional self-evaluation of our chosen accommodation establishments' practices might be needed either by discussing with the responsible person or through our guides’ report. This helps us to recommend their facilities and practices to our clients. Besides this, we may share the:

  • Information about hotel certification, such as Travelife for Hotels
  • Self-evaluation tools
  • Training manuals to the Travelife for Hotels

Failure to perform the basic sustainable practices may result in receiving a warning to amend/improve its weaknesses and may end up in the final termination of our collaboration.