Join Spa industry leaders in taking responsibility for the environment

The Scarlet Hotel and Spa - Cornwall

The Scarlet Hotel and Spa - Cornwall

Our Purpose

The Sustainable Spa Association (SSA) is dedicated to building a network of spa operators and brand partners with the collective goal of achieving long-term reduction in the environmental impact of the industry.

This, in turn, contributes to a greener and healthier future for Spa Operators, Spa Consumers and the planet.

“Education, standards and resources are the key to continuous improvement.”

— Lucy Brialey - Co-Founder

The Sustainable Spa Association is a not-for-profit organisation, formed with the purpose to assist spa businesses in implementing successful and profitable, long-term sustainability strategies.

We work with spa operators to reduce the impact of their daily spa operations on environmental issues and help communities effected by environmental damage.

The Scarlet Hotel and Spa - Cornwall

The Scarlet Hotel and Spa - Cornwall

Our Mission

Businesses want to be more sustainable, coupled with consumer demand for the choice to spend their time and money ethically.

Many operating spas see it as confusing, expensive and difficult to implement without advice and a planning from a reputable source.
We provide an independent service, guiding operators and providing them with the tools and plans for continuous improvement.

The SSA assist in reducing a spas environmental impact through a range of data driven activities and education from within and outside the spa world, which will continually measure and feedback on their sustainability performance.


of spas think environmental issues are important to their customers


of spas want to make environmental improvements in their day to day operations


of spas believe education and employee engagement is needed to achieve improvements

Profit made by The SSA will be distributed into two main areas


Operators and practitioners will be able to access progressive and targeted education, resources, events and up to date legislation, combatting environmentally negative activities caused by spa industry practices. Spa visitors will have confidence that choosing their health doesn’t come at a cost to the environment through our partners at


With the spa industry is in fast growth with global environmental effects, the SSA will direct profits into research and development as well as environmental campaigns and charities .

The Scarlet hotel and Spa - Cornwall

The Scarlet hotel and Spa - Cornwall