Sustainability at Althoff Hotels

A Green Promise

A Green Promise is our commitment to sustainability and captures our commitments to people and our planet, making it an essential part of our daily business. We feel responsible for our hotels, destinations and employees and also attach great importance to a consistent interaction with our partners & suppliers who share our values and views. In doing so, we also keep a close eye on economic success.

„By acting responsibly today, we at the Althoff Hotels are making an active contribution to enabling the next generation to live in harmony with nature..“

Yours Thomas H. Althoff & Frank Marrenbach

With the GreenSign Institute, we certify all our hotels with the internationally recognised sustainability certificate. GreenSign certified hotels stand for sustainable hotel management and fulfil the most important criteria in harmony with ecological standards, social commitment and economic success.

Our Certifications

Corporate responsibility and personal integrity are integral parts of our corporate culture.
See Code of conduct

GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The sustainability strategy of Althoff Hotels follows the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Global Compact Framework. The company has set itself the following goals as its focus.

WHAT WE DO FOR IT

SDG 3 – Health and well-being

  • Attention is paid to the well-being and health of all employees
  • We organise health days in cooperation with BARMER
  • Opportunity to buy a JobRad
  • Varied and healthy food on offer in the team bistros

SDG 4 - High quality education

„A Passion for you“

  • At the Althoff Academy we offer a wide range of on-the-job training, face-to-face and online seminars.

SDG 5 – Gender equality

  • 47% of our management positions are female
  • We are a family-friendly company

SDG 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth

  • Observance of working hours and rest breaks, special protection of minors and pregnant women
  • Provision of working materials
  • Working in a well-groomed environment
  • Collegial interaction
  • Working atmosphere characterised by trust and humanity

SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

  • With each of our hotels we support a local project: our Green Stories

SDG 12 – Sustainable consumption and production

  • Local, seasonal, organic and eco-certified food and beverages are preferred and specified on the menus
  • Vegetarian and plant-based options are offered in every menu
  • Responsible sourcing of all guest amenities

SDG 17 – Partnerships to achieve the goals

  • We attach great importance to a unified interaction with our partners & suppliers who share our values and views.
  • We believe in achieving the best success through collaboration and a unified way of thinking and acting.
Sustainability Report
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Green Stories

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AMERON Hamburg Hotel Speicherstadt
SOS-Kinderdorf Hamburg

As a long-term partner of the SOS Children's Village Hamburg, the AMERON Hamburg team supported the HAFENFEST FÜR FAMILIEN at the beginning of June 2023. With delicious bowls and various vegetable toppings, Chef Christopher Gieritz with Junior Sous Chef Niels Wölter put a smile on the faces of numerous children. We are pleased to have been involved in our ❤ project again this year as a long-term partner and say THANK YOU to everyone for a successful event and their active support!

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AMERON Luzern Hotel Flora
Trash Hero - Clean Up Days

We took part in the Season Kick Off of Lucerne Hotels with 11 team members of the AMERON Lucerne Hotel Flora under the motto A Green Promise and set an example against waste together with Trash Hero World.

About 75 employees from Lucerne hotels took part. Within 2 hours, we went on a tour through Lucerne in 8 teams and collected rubbish.

More than 3,000 cigarette butts were picked up in the city within 2 hours. Important to know: 1 cigarette butt contaminates 100 litres of water...

Trash Hero has a monthly Clean Up Day and we as a team have decided to participate regularly.

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AMERON Köln Hotel Regent
BlechWech

We became aware of the "BlechWech" campaign, which has been recycling crown caps since 2018. On the one hand, of course, to protect the environment and act more sustainably, but above all to benefit from it.

The proceeds from the collected bottle caps are currently being used to support the mother-child clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia, via the SOS Children's Villages and to finance important vaccinations! We think this is a great campaign - especially when you realise how easy it is for us to support and how many crown caps are collected every day through active collecting!

A big thank you to all active collectors of Team Regent.

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AMERON München Motorworld
Herb patch & support for a local football team

You can also set green accents in a Motorworld:
Chef Erik of the BACiO della MAMMA gets his Italian fresh herbs from the specially planted herb bed on the BACiO terrace.

With an advertisement in the club newspaper of ESV Freimann eV München, whose club grounds are just a minute away, the AMERON München Motorwolrd not only draws the attention of local residents to the BACiO, but also supports the youngest members: the ESV's E-youth football team with an urgently needed new kit.

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AMERON Luzern Hotel Flora
Lucerne City Festival - Luzern Hilft

As part of a successful city festival in Lucerne, the BACiO della MAMMA collected 606 Swiss francs for a good cause.

On the two event days of the Lucerne City Festival, we were pleased to welcome a total of 606 guests at BACiO della MAMMA. As part of our fundraising campaign, we donated one Swiss franc to the "Luzern Hilft" foundation for every one of these guests!

We are proud to be part of such a committed city. #FromLucerneForLucerne

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AMERON Team Members
Muddy Angel

AMERON team members participated in this year's Muddy Angel Run in Zurich and thus set a sign against breast cancer! Registration for next year is already underway and we hope to find more Angels in the team...

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myclimate
our partner

The international initiative with Swiss roots is one of the world's quality leaders in voluntary climate protection funding. With projects of the highest standard, myclimate supports measurable climate protection and sustainable development worldwide. Emissions are reduced by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energies, realising local reforestation measures with small farmers and using energy-efficient technologies.

Althoff Hotels supports the Gold Standard certified myclimate project "Forest conservation through efficient cook stoves in the Himalayas". The project aims to reduce deforestation in the Himalayas and to support the local population.

This climate protection project involves the installation and maintenance of improved domestic cook stoves in remote areas in the Garo Hills in India. The stoves have improved combustion, resulting in less wood consumption for cooking, reduced carbon emissions, decreased indoor air pollution and less deforestation. At the same time, the project will enable communities to save time and invest resources and efforts into developing sustainable and homestay tourism as the villages are located near national parks.

For more information about the myclimate project

please see here

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