Monthly Archives: August 2021

Alberto Apostoli Speaks to the SSA Audience on the Urgency of Climate Action.

Dear members and partners, While there is no room for complacency when it comes to the ongoing pandemic, there are reasons to be optimistic about the future. Among these are the opportunities we have to focus on sustainability in a post-COVID-19 wellness industry, which has been transformed in the past 18 months or so. While […]

SSA and CO2balance to collaborate on carbon reduction

The Sustainable Spa Association has begun working with Co2balance, which operates an extensive portfolio of climate protection projects that deliver benefits to communities throughout Africa.  Co2balance was founded in 2003 by a group of entrepreneurs who recognised the potential of market-based mechanisms – such as carbon offsetting – to tackle climate change and promote sustainable development […]

Plastic Free July campaign a huge success

Throughout July, we encouraged our spa members, brand partners and the wider wellness community to take part in a campaign to reduce plastics in all operations. Primarily, the Plastic Reduction Campaign was a voluntary opportunity for brand partners of the SSA to take part in educating spa operators on the importance – and ever-growing need […]

“Crucial” UN Climate Conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow

In November, the UK will host an event many believe to be the world’s best “last chance” to get runaway climate change under control – the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.   These global climate summits – called COPs (‘Conference of the Parties’) – have been organised for nearly three decades. Held in Glasgow from […]

Whatley Manor wins ‘Best Spa for the Eco-conscious’ award from the Good Spa Guide

Building on from its SSA Gold Accreditation success last month, Whatley Manor’s Aquarias Spa has this month had its sustainability credentials validated further, by being named “Best Spa for the Eco-conscious” at the Good Spa Guide 2021 Awards. The Good Spa Guide – the UK’s leading authority on the spa industry – recently unveiled the […]

The fifth World Wellness Weekend – 18-19 September

The annual World Wellness Weekend will this year take place on 18-19 September. Now in its fifth year, the event is expected to feature more than 1,600 venues in 133 countries (957 cities), inspiring and  empowering millions of people to take part in activities promoting wellness.  During the weekend, thousands of wellness, sports, tourism and […]

UN Sustainable Development Goals workshop launched for spa businesses

The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) has launched a new workshop for spa businesses and hospitality professionals, which will help them align themselves with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to lead the way to achieving a triple bottom line business. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as Global Goals, are a set of […]

SSA-accredited spas to be highlighted on Spa Escape as part of new partnership

The Sustainable Spa Association has signed a partnership with luxury spa booking company Spa Escape. Founded in 2019, Spa Escape helps customers find and book some of the most exclusive spas in the world.  The partnership will result in luxury spas which demonstrate first-class sustainability and eco-conscious practices – and have been fully accredited by […]

New “Roadmap to Spa Sustainability” section added to SSA members’ area

Members of the Sustainable Spa Association can now benefit from a plethora of new resources as part of a “Roadmap to Spa Sustainability” section, which has been added to the members’ area of the association’s website.  The roadmap allows spa businesses to follow clearly defined steps and to implement sustainability values in their operations. The […]