Sustainability concept

We are an ecologically-minded com­pa­ny and we take our respon­si­bi­li­ty for the world around us very serious­ly, con­stant­ly stri­ving to imple­ment impro­ve­ments in all are­as and to help pre­ser­ve a liv­a­ble and healt­hy envi­ron­ment for future genera­ti­ons. We also think it’s important to actively invol­ve our guests in the envi­ron­men­tal mea­su­res we have put into prac­ti­ce and to make them awa­re of the signi­fi­can­ce of envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion. Every initia­ti­ve we put in place aims to safe­guard and impro­ve the world we all live in.

 

To make our envi­ron­men­tal efforts more visi­ble, we stri­ve to ful­fil the requi­re­ments of the Aus­tri­an Eco-Label for the Cate­ring and Hos­pi­ta­li­ty Indus­tries as well as the creden­ti­als for Green Mee­tings & Green Events.

This eco-label makes it easier for con­su­mers as well as public and pri­va­te buy­ers to iden­ti­fy envi­ron­ment­al­ly friend­ly pro­ducts who­se qua­li­ty has been tes­ted accord­ing to government-approved criteria.

The eco­lo­gi­cal cri­te­ria gover­ning the award of an eco-label are based on sci­en­ti­fic stu­dies and exten­si­ve con­sul­ta­ti­on with the Eco-Label Com­mit­tee. This com­mit­tee is made up of public bodies, repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of various envi­ron­men­tal, con­su­mer and indus­try asso­cia­ti­ons, tra­de uni­ons, repre­sen­ta­ti­ves of small and medium-sized enter­pri­ses (SME) and trade.

The cri­te­ria of the Aus­tri­an Eco-Label for the Cate­ring and Hos­pi­ta­li­ty Indus­tries as well as tho­se for Green Mee­tings & Green Events ser­ve to mini­mi­se the most signi­fi­cant and dama­ging envi­ron­men­tal impacts ari­sing during the three pha­ses of the life cycle of ser­vices and pro­ducts (purcha­se, delivery/consumption, dis­po­sal). The core objec­ti­ves are as follows:

  • Limit ener­gy consumption
  • Limit water consumption
  • Limit was­te and opti­mi­se disposal
  • Pre­fe­ren­ti­al use of rene­wa­ble ener­gy sources
  • Pre­fe­ren­ti­al use of mate­ri­als and resour­ces that are less harm­ful to the environment
  • Pro­mo­te envi­ron­men­tal com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and envi­ron­men­tal education

Our efforts to reduce environmental impact:

  • We are steadi­ly buy­ing more and more eco-label products
  • We edu­ca­te our employees in resource-saving and envi­ron­ment­al­ly friend­ly behaviours
  • We edu­ca­te our guests about ways to sup­port our envi­ron­men­tal goals and about the Aus­tri­an Eco-Label
  • We collect data on the con­sump­ti­on of ener­gy, water and che­mi­cals, cal­cu­la­te our volu­me of was­te and pro­cess this data to opti­mi­se inter­nal operations

Our efforts to achieve sustainable development:

We are an inclu­si­ve, equal oppor­tu­ni­ty employ­er and do not discri­mi­na­te against local mino­ri­ties. We also prac­ti­ce inte­gra­ti­on, cur­r­ent­ly employ­ing one mem­ber of staff with a disa­bi­li­ty and two refu­gees with asyl­um sta­tus (from Iraq and Syria).

We select vir­tual­ly all pro­du­ce we buy accord­ing to regio­nal and sea­so­nal availability.

We pro­mo­te the health and well-being of our employees by pro­vi­ding regio­nal­ly sourced, who­le­so­me and varied meals.

We are embed­ded in the rich cul­tu­re and heri­ta­ge of the Bre­gen­zer­wald and the federal pro­vin­ce of Vor­arl­berg and we actively encou­ra­ge our guests to enjoy the mul­ti­tu­de of cul­tu­ral offe­rings. Our con­tri­bu­ti­on at the Kro­ne to the cul­tu­ral diver­si­ty of the regi­on con­sists of various events (rea­dings & con­certs, book pre­sen­ta­ti­ons, etc.) throughout the year. We also enjoy regu­lar staff outings and orga­nis­ed visits to various exhi­bi­ti­ons and museums.

We are com­mit­ted to bio­di­ver­si­ty and the pro­tec­tion of the natu­ral habi­tats in the near­by Nagel­fluh­ket­te Natu­ral Reser­ve and play an acti­ve role in its pre­ser­va­ti­on and upkeep.

We are a mem­ber of “Hos­pi­ta­li­ty the Vor­arl­berg Way”, pilo­ting this initia­ti­ve sin­ce its ear­liest sta­ges. Sus­taina­bi­li­ty, hos­pi­ta­li­ty and regio­na­li­ty have been top of our list of prio­ri­ties for many years. And we are net­wor­king with like-minded peop­le and orga­ni­sa­ti­ons, con­stant­ly lear­ning, adap­ting and improving.