SUSTAINABILITY

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SUSTAINABLE TOGETHER

At Varbergs Kusthotell we care for our local environment, our global environment and for our employees and guests. We want to help pave the way for a sustainable future by actively working towards ecological, economic and social sustainability.

The time to act and make sustainable changes and transitions is not in the future, it is now! At Varbergs Kusthotell, we consider it to be our obvious responsibility to act sustainably. We do this together with our staff, our suppliers and our guests. 

We also want to show that it is easy, fun and inspiring to act more sustainably – because it feels good to do the right thing! We continue to work every day according to the sustainability goals we have set, we learn along the way, and we are driven by a desire and curiosity for how we can develop and improve our sustainability work going forward

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THE GLOBAL GOALS AND OUR ACTIONS

Varbergs Kusthotell is not just an individual company, we are part of a bigger picture, a society, a country and a planet. This is why we consider it essential that our sustainability work is linked to the shared global sustainability goals.

Of the 17 global goals, we have chosen to highlight four goals that are closest to our heart, are most closely linked to our business, and where we have the greatest opportunity to make an impact. Read on and we’ll tell you what measures we are taking to achieve our goals.

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WE ARE A NORDIC SWAN ECOLABELLED FACILITY

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official ecolabel of the Nordic countries. The label makes it easy for guests or customers to choose the most environmentally friendly products and services available. Our hotel, restaurant and conference facility has been awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and has passed a comprehensive certification process with documentation and controls to ensure that we meet the stringent Nordic Swan Ecolabel criteria.

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REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT BY BRINGING YOUR OWN SLIPPERS

Every year, our hotel throws out 2.5 tonnes of plastic slippers. We need to change our behaviour and reduce the number of single-use products that are thrown away. We are starting to phase out our disposable slippers, for the sake of the environment. We therefore ask you to bring along your own slippers when you visit us.     

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COASTAL CLEANUP

On 7 May 2022, we will be taking part in the Nordiska Kusträddardagen (Nordic Coastal Cleanup) initiative, which is organised by Håll Sverige Rent (Keep Sweden Tidy). On this day, volunteers from our staff and guests gather to clean up the coastline. Together we prevent litter from ending up in the sea, one bag at a time. 

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TIPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE CONFERENCE

Here we share our 7 top tips on how you as a meeting booker or conference guest can contribute to a more sustainable conference together with us. And remember, even if you can't do everything, it is better to make a sustainable choice than nothing at all.