Responsible tourism: Kolding lakeside hotel in Denmark
Hotel Koldingfjord has been given the hotel industry's own environmental label "The Green Key", which means that Hotel Koldingfjord lives up to a number of quite specific environmental requirements. The environmental label is given 1 year at a time and Hotel Koldingfjord is obligated to comply with a large number of points, including refuse sorting, minimising the consumption of heat and power, correct dosage of cleaning agents, switching off lights in the facilities and rooms that are not used... In general, it's about THINKING green and environmentally-friendly.
As a guest, this means that we have made small folders for the rooms, which explain the possibility of "recycling" disposable articles and towels. In addition, there is the folder "Green Key" in the room folder, which explains the importance of thinking about and considering the environment.
We have initiated refuse sorting for the employees at Hotel Koldingfjord of: paper, plastic, metal, batteries, cardboard and small flammable articles. All departments at Hotel Koldingfjord have been instructed in what can be done to "think green" and we also have notices hanging in the individual departments making the task easier to manage.
For the guests at Hotel Koldingfjord, we have a folder in reception which explains the environmentally-friendly activities, such as loaning of bicycles, walks, nature guides, bus routes and more. You are most welcome to come and take a look in it if you would like to know more.
We take responsibility and we believe that our employees are our key asset, therefore: • we create personal growth and renewal by providing training oppurtunities. • we create confidence, interaction and flexibility with an eye for wholeness. • we create employee satisfaction, loyalty and pride through rewards schemes.
We host charity evenings where the donations go to the children's ward and hospital clowns at the local Kolding Hospital, and other exciting children's projects in the area.
Hotel Koldingfjord is locally rooted and committed. This means that Hotel Koldingfjord sponsors a variety of organisations and associations. Our overall purpose and requirement for sponsorship is that the activity involved stimulates the development of individuals or teams. Sponsorships can be directed towards the development of talent, but can also be directed at groups with special needs or illnesses.
Hotel Koldingfjord supports include:
• Families with children suffering from cancer • Kolding DENMARK TEAM Elite municipality • Royal Oak Golf
Additionally, we have to comply with the Green Key criteria: • The hotel must be able to inform its guest about local public transportation systems and other alternatives. • When it is possible the establishment must purchase and register the amount of labeled (organic or other acknowledged eco-label) foods and focus on buying locally produced product, when they have less impact on the environment than non-local products. • The hotel must keep guests involved and informed about its environmental policy and goals and always encourage guests and the local community to participate in environmental initiatives. • The hotel has an employee responsible for its environmental policy, and who is also responsible for teaching the hotel staff in the environmental policy in order to comply with the Green Key standards
It is our hope that by making these commitments, we can give our guests, customers and other stakeholders full confidence in the service and products we provide, and that they are based on solid principles of social, environmental and economic responsibility