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Environmental policy

Austria Trend Hotel Messe Prater Wien goes green.

The Austria Trend Hotel Messe Prater Wien, a hotel of the Verkehrsbüro Hotellerie GmbH and a member of the Verkehrsbüro Group, and all its employees are committed to sustainability, seek to conserve resources, strive for continuous quality improvements and make every effort to raise environmental awareness among employees, partners and suppliers. 

For these environmental endeavours, we received the Austrian Eco-Label for Tourism in 2016. The award mainly focuses on the following areas:

Environmental management

  • Integration of our employees, guests and suppliers in our daily aim for an intact environment
  • Carefully select our suppliers in strive of a more environmentally friendly procurement
  • Carefully review and optimise energy and water consumption and the consumption of chemicals
  • Providing all employees with the necessary training and refresher courses to uphold and enhance environmental awareness within the hotel
  • Showing our social commitment by supporting charitable activities and joint projects with training centres for jobs in the tourism industry
  • Taking on social responsibility by providing our employees with free health care at the hotel and offering a wide range of courses to promote a better work life balance
  • Consideration of the environmental idea and implementation of sustainable investment projects where possible
  • Social commitment in the course of charitable actions and support of social institutions where possible

 

Energy Management & Waste Management

  • Energy supply of the entire hotel with environmentally friendly district heating

  • Use of energy-saving lighting technology and successive switch to LED lighting in all public areas

  • Adaption of daily workflows to save paper and reduce daily waste

  • Successive switch to paperless office solutions in all possible areas and ongoing evaluation of waste reduction

  • Use of reusable containers in the production areas (food, beverages) to avoid waste

  • Active involvement of employees and guests in waste separation and reuse of valuable raw material

 

Environmentally relevant quality management

  • We work with local suppliers to avoid that our valuable food has to be transported over long distances
  • We use organic food products
  • Extensive waiving of disposable packaging in the food and beverage area to avoid unnecessary waste
  • At our hotel we use environmentally compatible cleaning agents and continuously work on minimising the use of chemicals
  • We try to avoid the use of disposable hygiene products as far as possible
  • Active use of city-wide offers and advice on environmentally oriented discovering of the city, as well as recommendation of city hiking trails, bike routes in and around Vienna and running routes around the hotel

 

Environmentally friendly mobility

  • We reward our guests, if they have travelled to our hotel in an environmentally friendly way
  • In addition, our  environmentally conscious guests can fill up their electric vehicle with green electricity during their stay with us – completely free of charge! There is an e-filling station in our car park for use by guests. Our green electricity comes entirely from hydroelectric generation and other renewable sources..

 

Taking a look into the future

  • We regularly review and analyse our actions to ensure continual improvement in the future.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our hotel, wish you a nice stay and thank you for your assistance.

The team of the Austria Trend Hotel Messe Prater Wien