We did this in the knowledge that the main sources of CO2 emissions
are electricity consumption, heating, vehicles, staff travel-to-work and, of course, the catering for our guests. By way of comparison, in private households it is also usually the electricity consumption, heating, cars, food and cooking that will generate the most CO2 emissions.
In order to reduce your CO2 footprint
, whether as a hotel or as a private household, the following measures are the most effective:
- Making the switch to green electricity
- Saving energy through energy advice
- Building renovation
- Switching to e-mobility, public transport and bicycles
- Avoiding animal products
In order to make our contribution to a future fit for our grandchildren, we at the Vitalpina Hotels of South Tyrol have set in train a sustainability process
aimed at developing a long-term sustainability strategy and raising general awareness of the issue of climate neutrality. Sustainable down to the very roots
The issue of climate protection and the respectful and sustainable treatment of nature have always been firmly anchored in the very foundations and concepts of the entire hotel cooperative venture.
Joining the Climate Neutrality Alliance
is just one part of a larger whole represented by the sustainability process. This process has two main objectives: 1. To raise awareness of the issue of environmental protection
2. To ensure our own continuous development in respect of sustainability.
The sustainability process
provides member establishments with a number of different topics to work on, including for example the aspect of mobility and the question of how staff, guests or indeed stakeholders can get to the hotel. Another example is catering, along with the question of how many and which regional and seasonal products are to be offered.
All topics are clustered into some five to six fields of action
using a materiality matrix. The topics are weighted by interviewing both interested parties in-house and the external stakeholders (hoteliers, guests, staff, banks, politicians, press agencies, suppliers and many more besides). A long-term vision will then be defined for each selected field of action, together with the development of concrete projects and measures