Category Archives: The SSA

The SSA Global Survey

The SSA is undertaking the first-ever Global Survey into sustainability. By collecting a substantial amount of industry-specific data, we will gain important insights into attitudes, knowledge and implementation of sustainability. It is a time of huge global change. We believe that during these difficult times we must not to lose sight of the importance of […]

An interview with Kent Richards – Six Senses pledge no plastic by 2022

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas have been in-operation for over 23 years with a very clear vision to be a luxury resort where guests can reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them. CEO, Neil Jacobs, says it best “Of course hospitality is never just about a place to stay. We want our places […]

The need for a circular economy in the spa industry

What is linear, recycling and circular economy? Simply put; A linear economy is where we make, use and dispose of resources and materials and replace with new. A recycling economy is where we use waste materials and turn them into new materials or objects. A circular economy (or circularity) is one in which we keep resources in […]

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – How do they apply to Spa?

The United Nations is calling on companies to play a big role in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and your business’s operational practices are an important part in reaching this goal. What are the UN SDGs? While we’ve been making unprecedented economic and social gains over the last few decades, that growth […]

Ready To Launch At World Spa Wellness In London March 29/30th 2020

The Sustainable Spa Association will launch at for membership at World Spa Wellness on the 29th/30th March 2020. The countdown is on for spa memberships to open. We are delighted to have had so much support from industry suppliers who are becoming founding partners of the project. We will reveal our Brand Partners with the […]

The Sustainable Spa Association Partners With SpaBreaks.Com

The Sustainable Spa Association is a not-for-profit organisation launched in 2019 by Directors, Lucy Brialey and Rob Cooper. It works with spa destinations to reduce the impact of their daily operations on environmental issues and helps communities affected by environmental damage. Here, Directors Lucy and Rob tell us more about what they do and why […]

Clarins & Plastic Odyssey

Clarins’ plastic commitments Eco-friendly design and creative delivery are linked: from choosing the active ingredients to packaging, Clarins favors the most environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes.Therefore, Clarins applies these principles to their product design to gradually reduce the product’s environmental impact and also minimize the use of natural resources by using: fitted cases, lightweight […]

Spas Making A Difference

Learn how the operators of five properties in the U.S.A are forerunners in the environmentally friendly spa field. Ever since a “green” spa philosophy was pioneered by Mexico’s Rancho La Puerta in the 1940s, the path to client and environmental wellness has been paved by passionate thought leaders who view sustainability as a responsibility rather […]