Ålandhotels wants to convey traditions and culture of Åland with hospitality and good cuisine,
by prioritizing local products according to season. We want
to contribute to the positive development of Åland as a society and travel destiny.
For us at Ålandhotels it is important to care for our guests and our environment. We acknowledge our environmental responsibility and strive for environmentally friendly heritage and practices in all areas of our business. It is important for us to work in a way that contributes to a sustainable society. We continuously work to improve our environmental practices and reduce our environmental impact. We train our staff regularly on environmental work and adopt environmentally friendly thinking from management to all departments.
In order to achieve our environmental goals we monitor our water and energy consumption and waste amounts. The principal is to reduce consumption and replace products that burden the environment with environmentally friendly alternatives, from cleaning chemicals, food, consumables, to the planning of transportations. We follow routines for purchases, handling of chemical products, customer information and staff training so that we can keep our high standard of environmental work.
The Swan is the official Nordic Ecolabel, we follow the recommendations of the Swan label as a guideline in our hotels. Hotel Savoy and restaurant Bistro Savoy have the Swan label since 2011 and meet the requirements of the label. We have started with the process of applying for the Swan license also for hotel Pommern and restaurant Kvarter5 and are expecting to have the Swan label during 2019.
The criteria of the Swan label focus on the operation of the business and how to reduce the environmental impact through these. The Swan looks at the whole life cycle of the product and its environmental impact. There are strict criteria and values for e.g. water and electricity consumption and the use of renewable energy alternatives is encouraged.
The Nordic Ecolabelling and its criteria are time-bound, the criteria are revised and requirements are continually increased. The license needs to be renewed when requirements are tightened to show that the business is able to meet the criteria.