NEWS
The Sustainable Spa Association launches with backing from Alberto Apostoli
POSTED 19 Aug 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
SSA is founded by Lucy Brialey, former group head of spa for Aspria, and Robert Cooper, MD of eco-towelling company, Scrummi Spa Credit: Shutterstock: Juta
I strongly believe the concepts of wellness and sustainability are intrinsic to each other
– Alberto Apostoli
A new UK-based trade-body has been launched to help spas achieve sustainability goals, called The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA).

The membership-based organisation offers independent guidance and ongoing support to spa operators on how to improve their sustainability credentials for £1,000 (€1,105, US$1,319) a year.

SSA is founded by Lucy Brialey, former group head of spa for Aspria, and Robert Cooper, MD of eco-towelling company, Scrummi Spa.

The SSA uses a bespoke benchmarking system to allow spas to measure their environmental impact against the industry standard and achieve a recognised accreditation for their efforts and improvements.

This 12-part appraisal allows the SSA to highlight areas for improvement and guide its members to reach a level of accreditation that is recognised by global spa professionals and consumers alike.

Member spas gain access to a unique online Sustainable Impact Assessment that provides instant dashboard results.

“As a non-profit organisation, we’re dedicated to making ongoing positive environmental change within the spa industry; through education, support and accreditation,” explained Brialey.

“With guidance from The SSA and its partners, spa operators can be confident that they’re taking the right path towards achieving sustainable development goals.”

The SSA is launching with influential industry figures in sustainability as founding partners and on its board of directors, including Studio Apostoli’s Alberto Apostoli and Tracey Brasenell – country manager of [comfort zone], as well as British textile supplier Scrummi Spa.

“I strongly believe the concepts of wellness and sustainability are intrinsic to each other,” commented Alberto Apostoli, founder of Studio Apostoli, “sustainability is not a trend but a necessity.”

The organisation offers its members access to carefully researched resources, up-to-date information, education and exclusive insights from leading spa brand partners and sustainability experts – all designed specifically for the growth and development of spa businesses.

“We want to make it easy for spa operators to take those important steps towards sustainable practices,” said Cooper, “each SSA member and partner will be contributing to a collective improvement in spa practices.”

As well as membership offers, the organisation is also looking to partner with brands which align with its values and who have a strong commitment towards social, ethical or environmental causes.

The organisation claims its members look to the SSA to provide advice, expertise and research on sustainable product choices in all purchase categories.

Brand partners will be connected with spa operators and advisors who’re looking for its product and expertise as well as being given a profile listing within the member’s area of the website.
RELATED STORIES
GSN Planet launches Sustainability Guide to inspire businesses to become conscious consumers during pandemic


GSN Planet (GSN) has recently unveiled a COVID-19 Sustainability Guide in response to the global pandemic.
Sustainable Spa Association launches global spa industry sustainability survey


The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) is launching a first-of-its-kind global survey into sustainability in the spa industry.
SSA launches #SpaWasteNotChallenge to inspire global spa teams to embrace sustainability


The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) has partnered with sustainability specialist Stephanie Hodgson from MeettheFiveR’s to help global spas understand the importance of a circular economy.
 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - The Sustainable Spa Association launches with backing from Alberto Apostoli...
22 Apr 2021 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

19 Aug 2020

The Sustainable Spa Association launches with backing from Alberto Apostoli
BY Megan Whitby

SSA is founded by Lucy Brialey, former group head of spa for Aspria, and Robert Cooper, MD of eco-towelling company, Scrummi Spa

SSA is founded by Lucy Brialey, former group head of spa for Aspria, and Robert Cooper, MD of eco-towelling company, Scrummi Spa
photo: Shutterstock: Juta

A new UK-based trade-body has been launched to help spas achieve sustainability goals, called The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA).

The membership-based organisation offers independent guidance and ongoing support to spa operators on how to improve their sustainability credentials for £1,000 (€1,105, US$1,319) a year.

SSA is founded by Lucy Brialey, former group head of spa for Aspria, and Robert Cooper, MD of eco-towelling company, Scrummi Spa.

The SSA uses a bespoke benchmarking system to allow spas to measure their environmental impact against the industry standard and achieve a recognised accreditation for their efforts and improvements.

This 12-part appraisal allows the SSA to highlight areas for improvement and guide its members to reach a level of accreditation that is recognised by global spa professionals and consumers alike.

Member spas gain access to a unique online Sustainable Impact Assessment that provides instant dashboard results.

“As a non-profit organisation, we’re dedicated to making ongoing positive environmental change within the spa industry; through education, support and accreditation,” explained Brialey.

“With guidance from The SSA and its partners, spa operators can be confident that they’re taking the right path towards achieving sustainable development goals.”

The SSA is launching with influential industry figures in sustainability as founding partners and on its board of directors, including Studio Apostoli’s Alberto Apostoli and Tracey Brasenell – country manager of [comfort zone], as well as British textile supplier Scrummi Spa.

“I strongly believe the concepts of wellness and sustainability are intrinsic to each other,” commented Alberto Apostoli, founder of Studio Apostoli, “sustainability is not a trend but a necessity.”

The organisation offers its members access to carefully researched resources, up-to-date information, education and exclusive insights from leading spa brand partners and sustainability experts – all designed specifically for the growth and development of spa businesses.

“We want to make it easy for spa operators to take those important steps towards sustainable practices,” said Cooper, “each SSA member and partner will be contributing to a collective improvement in spa practices.”

As well as membership offers, the organisation is also looking to partner with brands which align with its values and who have a strong commitment towards social, ethical or environmental causes.

The organisation claims its members look to the SSA to provide advice, expertise and research on sustainable product choices in all purchase categories.

Brand partners will be connected with spa operators and advisors who’re looking for its product and expertise as well as being given a profile listing within the member’s area of the website.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Vast medi-wellness retreat to open in leafy Italian countryside backed by Forte Village CEO
Vast medi-wellness retreat to open in leafy Italian countryside backed by Forte Village CEO   21 Apr 2021

Located on an ancient hilltop in a private eight-hectare park in Italy, Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness Medical Retreat will open in May 2021. The new .... more>>
IHRSA moves 2021 convention and trade show to Dallas in October
IHRSA moves 2021 convention and trade show to Dallas in October   21 Apr 2021

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has moved its Annual International Convention & Trade Show from Los Angeles to .... more>>
SSA launches #SpaWasteNotChallenge to inspire global spa teams to embrace sustainability
SSA launches #SpaWasteNotChallenge to inspire global spa teams to embrace sustainability   21 Apr 2021

The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) has partnered with sustainability specialist Stephanie Hodgson from MeettheFiveR’s to help global spas .... more>>
Regular exercise could cut COVID-19 death risk by one third
Regular exercise could cut COVID-19 death risk by one third   21 Apr 2021

Undertaking regular physical activity could cut the risk of dying from infectious diseases – such as COVID-19 – by more than a third (37 per cent), .... more>>
PureGym describes 'brutal' pandemic year as revenue fell by £177m
PureGym describes 'brutal' pandemic year as revenue fell by £177m   21 Apr 2021

PureGym saw its group-wide revenue decline by £177m during 2020, as it lost 37 per cent of its trading days due to pandemic lockdowns. Announcing .... more>>
New franchise called Rise targets outdoor fitness market
New franchise called Rise targets outdoor fitness market   20 Apr 2021

Outdoor workouts have become increasingly popular over the past year, as pandemic lockdowns – and subsequent gym closures – have made people explore .... more>>
Company profile


Parkwood Leisure

Parkwood Leisure is a family-owned leisure management company working with local authority partners across England and Wales.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back

Engaging smart technology helps gyms and fitness professionals get their leading role back

Safety, quality of service, and member engagement are key in order to offer a unique fitness experience that will boost the re-start. More>>




in this issue




Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Assistant Customer Experience Manager
Salary: £23,000
Location: Pontypool, UK
Company: Torfaen Leisure Trust
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alton
Company: Everyone Active
Spa Manager
Location: Alton
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




08-28 Apr 2021

Beautyworld Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Center for Forums and Events, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>
  Profile: Aaron Simpson
Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Social good: Winds of change
Learn about the Change Foundation and the opportunities it creates More>>
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand More>>


Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd