At Hotel Berlin, Berlin, we have always felt a responsibility towards the environment and have been aware that it is important to save on resources – this has nothing to do with fashion.
Our staff members and guests too are also becoming more conscious of their consumer habits. Our hotel offers people a chance to experience the principle of sustainability.
We do everything possible to reduce food and other waste and limit our energy consumption.
Another important principle of sustainable management, especially in the hospitality industry which is very labor-intensive, is to make sure that everybody is treated with respect, from the guests, to suppliers, to society as a whole. So as to improve our efforts to improve our carbon footprint, an ongoing and honest reflection about our work and our actions is necessary and this goes hand in hand with the desire and courage to change.
It is also important that our behavior is transparent, which is why all our ideas are outlined in our enviromental policy.
Our environment team is currently working particularly in the hotel’s core areas involving housekeeping, food and beverage services and events, as well as connected services, processes and products. We also have partnerships and memberships with various organizations. We are a Green Key eco-certified hotel and are ranked High Performer and Sustainable Partner by Visit Berlin.
As a company, we see it as our responsibility to continuously develop and this means keeping on top of ecological and social improvements. The fact that our staff members should have equal rights and secure jobs goes without saying, as it does that they should treat each other with respect. We want our relationships with guests, customers and suppliers to be long-term and we expect them all to follow the same rules and regulations. We advocate fair and equal payment, adhere to international human rights law, including the ban on child labor and we show zero tolerance towards discrimination and corruption.
Our next goal is to certify our environmental management system to the ISO 14001 standard.
We are constantly defining new goals, introducing new measures and ensuring that we have reached the next level. Our many plans are summarized in a document about our environmental status.
We would be very happy to hear your thoughts and feedback. Please send an email to our environmental team at Mail.