Sustainability in the hotel
Sustainable hotel concepts are in vogue.
Many hotel entrepreneurs want to achieve as balanced a CO2 balance as possible, combat environmental pollution and realise a socially acceptable hotel concept.
Sustainable business is not only about short-term profit but also about the long-term effects of our actions. Avoiding pollution, protecting the climate, reducing poverty or even promoting animal welfare are important sustainability issues in the hotel.
Many business and private customers are interested in the carbon footprint and feel more comfortable if their host hotel is concerned about the conservation of resources, the use of organically grown food and overall socially acceptable, i.e. sustainable, business management.
Checklist sustainability in the hotel
- Vegan dishes at all meals
- Vegetarian dishes at all meals
- Gluten-free dishes at all meals
- Preference for regional suppliers of food
- Preference for fair trade products (e.g. for coffee, tea, chocolate)
- No exotic food from overseas
- Tap water instead of mineral water
- No palm oil-based products
- Avoid plastic packaging where possible
- Reduction of food waste
- Facilities to reduce water consumption in guest rooms
- Facilities to reduce electricity consumption in guest rooms
- Waste separation in the whole house
- Waste separation in the guest rooms
- Electricity from renewable energy sources (e.g. solar energy) or do you purchase green electricity
- Energy-optimised air-conditioning and heating technology (which ones)
- Avoidance of exotic woods for interior fittings
Use of building components according to environmental standards
- Use of energy-saving lighting (e.g. LED)
- Accessibility in the hotel
- Suitability for wheelchair users or other physically impaired guests
- Use of low-emission vehicle fleets
- Offer of e-bikes
- Charging stations for e-cars
- Where possible, avoidance of printed matter (and printouts)
- Use of recycled paper (from certified sources, such as FSC, where applicable)
- Avoid unnecessary printing of correspondence, invoices, etc.
- Use of organic materials e.g. for bed linen, towels etc.
- Avoid chemical products for washing, cleaning and use ecologically degradable products instead.
- Guests can cancel linen changes or order longer cleaning cycles.