As part of the Arp-Hansen Hotels, Gentofte Hotel is certified by Green Key. Green Key is the guest's guarantee of having chosen a hotel which has a policy of looking after the environment. Keeping in mind our aim to provide guest experiences with a high level of comfort, we wish to maintain and extend our environmental efforts by: • Reducing our waste and waste substances as well as bringing down our consumption of energy and water where feasible. • Using goods which have the lowest possible strain on the environment • Demanding that our suppliers provide services and products which fulfil the requirements of Green Key. • Assisting our guests in finding healthy and green activities during their stay at our hotels. • Dealing with environmental issues and set environmental targets in an open and positive dialogue with customers, employees, authorities, suppliers, organisations and other interested parties. Besides complying with Arp-Hansen's environmental policy and the Green Key initiatives, we at Gentofte Hotel also create a host of other environmental initiatives. • We have a great knowledge of our surrounding community and recommend local restaurants and shops. • We are particularly helpful when it comes to helping our guests to find their way around on public transport and to locate running tracks in the area. • All of our cleaning products and soap/shampoo are environmentally labelled. • Our linen is washed at an environmentally labelled laundry. • Our restaurant is 100% smoke-free. • 95% of all our rooms are no smoking. • All taps in our rooms are fitted with water saving devices. The guests experience a soft and pleasant flow of water, but use around half the water that normally comes out of the taps. • We now use electronic fax reception and correspondence archiving rather than paper archiving. • All our paper and brochure material is environmentally labelled. • Every time we change a light bulb, we replace it with a low energy bulb (where possible). • At least 5% of the ingredients we use in our foods are organic. • Gentofte Hotel support and supplies the wildlife foundation WWF. • We have several different systems that respond to the environment when it comes to waste management. • We purchase energy-efficient industrial machines – Consumption of water and electricity are at all time energy-labeled • The Arp-Hansen Hotel Group always makes demands on suppliers packaging • All packaging has to be recyclable and large amounts of packaging have to be delivered in recyclable containers. • Water aerators are installed in all faucets to reduce the water consumption, and urinals are without water • Replacement of light bulbs with energy-efficient light bulbs – continuously replacement • We have installed movement censors and slumber sensors to save on energy, as well as having the electricity activated by the room key. • The furnishing of Gentofte Hotel has been done with for the original condition in mind – the original style of the house.
At Gentofte Hotel we understand that we have a social responsibility to our local community and we have therefore implemented several strategies in an attempt to increase the positive benefits to our communities, such as: • We have made agreements with local attractions, water taxies, guided tours, ect. • Our receptionists are in charge of recommendations and will add their own personal touch to any recommendations they make. • We participate and support local initiatives and environmental campaigns. • We support our local institutions with supplies, such as: replacements of duvets/pillows • We give our food left-overs to local hostels and charities • We keep to the industry association agreement and respects rules and laws which protect our employees. We respect minimum salary in relation to association agreement. • We work with Wonderful Copenhagen and VisitDenmark to retain good relations with our local community and our guests.