• Redefining success in business

    Providing a housing solution that is socially
    and environmentally responsible

B Corp: What it is and why it Matters

Chototel became a Certified B Corporation in August 2016.B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.Chototel was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our guests. Today, there are over 1,700 Certified B Corps around the globe from over 60 industries, including Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia and Rubicon. All certified B corporations unite around one shared goal: to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental challenges. We are proud to join this community of socially responsible companies working to use business as a force for good.

Chototel Granted Pending B Corp status

Founded to provide dignified housing solutions to those affected by the global housing crisis, Chototel’scommitment to delivering a product that creates significant economic, environmental and social impact, alongside delivering environmental returns, has been central to our business strategy since day one. Joining the B Corp community reinforces our ongoing commitment to uphold our core purpose and values as we grow. In joining this community of like-minded social enterprises, we are excited to expand our impact beyond our own business activities, and become part of a wider movement working to redefine success in business. Find out more about what being a purpose driven business means to us by exploring the four principles of our approach to responsibility below.

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A guardian for future generations

Honour our duty to protect the natural world and conserve finite resources by using renewable resources in our construction. In reality, this means the steel framing technology we use to construct each Chototel uses no bricks or wood, while our closed-loop utility system ensures the energy that powers each Chototel is sustainable.

We develop technologies to minimise the negative environmental impact of our operations. We have worked to improve the efficiency of every aspect of our room design, reducing the average power load from 3,000 watts for an average hotel room, to just 120 watts per room at Chototel. Additionally, our pay-per-use utility payment system encourages guests to only use the energy they need.

Contribute knowledge and experience to the wider housing sector for the benefit of society as a whole rather than protecting self-interest. We have decided not to patent any of our technologies, as we believe the environmental benefits they generate are too good not to share.

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Honest and Fair with guests and partners

Seek to build lasting and trusting relationships with guests and partners. We encourage guests to actively participate and benefit from the management of each Chototel through the establishment of self-help groups to manage hotel operations.

Deal honestly and transparently with guests, providing good and safe accommodation and services. For example, through our mobile app, guests can track and pay for their utility usage real-time on a consumption basis. All our rooms are fitted with

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A responsible and responsive employer

Treat everyone with dignity and never use people merely as a means of achieving business objectives

Foster innovation, leadership and personal accountability

Protects and nurtures all who work for Chototel to ensure people learn, contribute and thrive

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A Good Citizen

Provide a service that benefits society as a whole. In providing super-budget accommodation to those struggling to find an affordable home, we aim to address the global housing crisis andsupply 1% of the world’s demand for affordable housing in the next decade.

Seek and provide access to opportunities for less privileged people. Our simple construction methodology enables us to provide jobs to local, unskilled labour, while our self-help groups encourage female participation by enabling woman to play a central role in community management.

Promote the creation of a supportive community atmosphere through our design and operations. Our pilot project contains a community kitchen, a crèche, a children’s play area and 24/7 security.