Pulse June 2018 - Page 68

SNAPSHOT SURVEY T he March Snapshot Survey covered environmental sustainability practices within the spa. The last time an ISPA Snapshot Survey focused on environmental sustainability was in March of 2010. Both spa and resource partner members have taken steps to increase their sustainability practices since then. More spas reported using sustainable bags within their retail space in 2018 than in 2010. In addition, 65 percent of spas noted it was very important or extremely important to offer natural or organic products to their guests, and well over half, at 65 percent, offer a treatment that is promoted as organic. Resource partner respondents are also doing their part in the area, with 80 percent stating that sustainability has been integrated within their company culture and 88 percent promoting recycling within the workplace. Just 5 percent of resource partner respondents do not offer any organic and/or all-natural products. Here are the results when spa respondents were asked to identify the importance of carrying products that are considered natural or organic within their spa for consumers. 51% 49% 48% ALL SPAS DAY SPAS RESORT/HOTEL SPAS 29% 29% 26% 19% 18% 12% 9% 6% 3% 0% 0% 0% NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT NOT VERY IMPORTANT SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT VERY IMPORTANT EXTREMELY IMPORTANT How important is it for your spa or company to offer organic and/or all-natural products and treatments? Sound off on this interesting topic by emailing Pulse Editor Kelly Heitz at Kelly.heitz@ispastaff.com. You could be featured in the next issue. LOOKING FOR THE COMPLETE FINDINGS OF THIS INTERESTING SURVEY? Head to experienceispa.com/resources/research and log in to your account. 66 PULSE ■ June 2018