Deutsche Hospitality reduces CO2 emissions with green power
Natural is sustainable. In accordance with this motto, Deutsche Hospitality reduced the CO2 emissions of its hotels by using green electricity. The analysis of the previous year’s figures is now showing the first successful results.
“The consideration of ecological criteria in the hotels and a clear commitment to the conservation of resources are firmly anchored in our company. We will keep making it our business to continuously reduce the CO2 emissions of our hotels in order to ensure a sustainable and healthy future,” says Thomas Willms, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality.
In 2018, the hotel group was able to significantly improve its CO2 balance compared to the previous year. With the help of green electricity, a saving of 20,579.18 t CO2 could be achieved. More than 1,600,000 trees would be needed to bind this amount of carbon dioxide. For comparison: according to the Staatsforst (national forest) in Baden-Württemberg, the Black Forest has on average between 500 and 1,000 trees per hectare, depending on the type and age of the trees.
Deutsche Hospitality is using Mainova’s eco-options for this purpose, i.e.it covers 100 percent of its power demand in Germany from renewable energy sources.
Mainova board member Norbert Breidenbach congratulates: “Deutsche Hospitality consistently focuses on sustainability. The company’s significantly improved CO2 balance is just one example of success. Its commitment is also reflected in its active membership of the Business Efficiency Network founded by Mainova. We are happy to continue supporting our long-standing customer with tailor-made energy solutions on the way to an energy-efficient future.”
Since the introduction of a Corporate Responsibility department at Deutsche Hospitality, almost all of its hotels in Europe have been certified according to ISO 14001 as part of the environmental management system. Awareness of sustainability has become an even more elementary part of the corporate philosophy. The use of green electricity in the hotels brings the goal of “ensuring a sustainable and healthy future” ever closer.
About Deutsche Hospitality
Deutsche Hospitality brings together five separate hotel brands under a single umbrella. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offers health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto “MAXXimize your stay”. Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel offers more 40 upper mid-range urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports. And Zleep Hotels – a well-known and successful hotel brand in Scandinavia which offer service and design at a great rate for the many. The portfolio of Deutsche Hospitality currently includes almost 150 hotels on three continents 30 of which are in the pipeline.