Fischer’s Go Green

Max & Susan Fischer have been at Baslow Hall since 1990 and have always had a commitment to the environment. All of the staff are involved in many aspects of the ‘Fischer’s Go Green’ policy including regular meetings to generate new ideas and staff training.

Daily duties include sorting waste into paper, cardboard, glass, and in fact nowadays recycling has become second nature. Max even collects the coffee beans, tea leaves and vegetable peelings on his garden for the compost heap.

We are also very conscious of turning lights off in areas not in use. The cellar has been fitted with sensor detection lighting and electrical equipment is turned off when not required.

We have definitely seen the results – over the past two years we have reduced our waste for landfill by half.

We achieved our Peak District Environmental Quality Mark award from 2009 until 2014. This certification mark can only be achieved by businesses that actively support good environmental practices in the Peak District National Park. In addition businesses have to achieve high standards of care for the environment in all aspects of management including use of locally grown and made products and services, efficient use of energy and water, minimisation of waste by reducing, reusing and recycling. For more information see